THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO
O Introspections / The Campus is divided/committed. . . .
The faculty is engrossed/excited. ... The students are
less intelligent/more mature. . . . Which are the truths
about the Greensboro campus today? Assistant Vice
Chancellor Herbert Wells offers some introspective views
on UNC-G and where it's going.
O Blue Chip Scholars / The academic excellence of a uni-
versity can be measured by the achievements of its
students. Eighteen scholars, who received Student Ex-
cellence Awards in April, are introduced in this issue.
O Phi Beta Kappa . . . STILL A BADGE OF EXCELLENCE / The
country's oldest honorary society is alive and thriving on
the Greensboro campus. Established in 1934, the local
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has remained a constant in
the ever changing academic standards of excellence.
(^ Ancient Discipline Looks at New Times / Philosophy has
gradually been moved from the center to the edge of the
contemporary campus. But now the ancient discipline is
making a comeback as one of the liveliest of the
^ UNC-G Building Named for Mereb Mossman / Dorothy
Kendall Kearns '53. Although Dean Mossman served 20
of her 40 years on the UNC-G campus as an administrator,
teaching has always held first place in her affection. Her
lasting influence, both in and out of the classroom, is
described by Dorothy Kendall Kearns '53.
^ Commencement / 1894
^ Commencement / 1977
^ Campus Scene
® Class Notes
® Alumni Business
COVER NOTE: Concord Artist Margaret McConnell Holt '30, who received
a distinguished Alumna Award at the Alumni Association reunion luncheon
in May, stretched the Mossman Administration Building for the cover
design of this issue. Dedication of the building in Miss Mossman's name
was a highlight of Commencement 1977.
Editor — Trudy Walton Atltins MFA '53.
Class Notes — Sara Gerringer Byrd.
Staff Writer — Jim Clark. _
Editorial Board-. Jody Kinlaw '72, Chairman; Mae Douglas '73, Darwin
Honeycutt '72, Tempo Hughes Oehler '51, Imogene Hodge Hegner '63,
Sherry McCullough Johnson '68, Rosemary Boney Neill '52, Billie Upchurch
Miller '44, Ellen Sheffield Newbold '55, Penny Muse Abernathy '73; Tom
Kirby-Smith, Faculty Representative; Nancy Reed '78, Richard Griffiths '78,
and Jane Patrick '79, Student Representatives: Annie Lee Singletary '31,
Past Chairman; and the following ex officio members: Gladys Strawn Bullard
'39, Alumni President; Barbara Parrish '48, Alumni Secretary; and Charles
W. Patterson III, Vice Chancellor for Development; Trudy Walton Atkins
Alumni Board: Gladys Strawn Bullard '39, President; Katherine Cole
Rorison '46, First Vice President; Becky Kasuboski Cook '66, Second Vice
President; Neill McLeod '57, Recording Secretary; Patsy McNutt Adams '49,
Susan Best '76, Anne Julian Cress '47, Carolyn Newby Finger '41, Jody
Kinlaw '72. Pauline Moser Longest '33, Beth Clinkscales McAllister '63,
Martha Mendenhall '41, Lydia Moody '53, Eleanor Southerland Powell '42,
Katherine Sink '77, Betty Barrett Temple '59, Cathy Stewart Vaughn '49,
Susan Whittington '72; Carol Christopher Maus '61, Alumni Annual Giving
Chairman; Carol Furey Matney '63, Finance Chairman; Eleanor Butler '57,
Immediate Past President; and Barbara Parrish '48, Executive Secretary,
is divided in its purpose and unsure of its mission;
is striving to maintain the commitment to teaching.
are engrossed in research and graduate training;
are bringing to students a sense of the excitement of working at the frontiers of knowledge.
are not as intelligent as they once were;
are more mature and aware of the world;
are selfish and narrowly career-oriented;
are committed to serving society in some useful way
We have read many such diverse and contradictory views
in these pages over the past year. One can hear others
expressed on campus nearly every day, by students and
faculty alike. Can all of these observers be describing the
I would prefer to believe that what we have heard
are individual reports from members of the Ad Hoc
Committee to Describe the Elephant. It could hardly be
otherwise. Our students are not tiirned out of the same
mold; members of the faculty are of di\ersc persuasions;
and "the administration" is not really a monolith! But
can some coherent sense of the campus be found?
As a starting point, I would suggest that all of this
commentary is itself evidence of a common theme: We
seem to have entered a time of introspection, of searching
appraisal and earnest correction of the whole enterprise
of higher education. After a decade of rather consistent
growth in size and in diversit>' of programs, we now
seem to be on a plateau. In the recent past our attention
had been directed toward de\elopment of new academic
programs, some major changes in organization and gov-
ernance structure to accommodate the expansion and
diversification of the University, and new programs of
admissions and support services to provide access to the
campus for minorit>- and adult students.
The \-ision of a more comprehensi\e Univcrsitv is still
being pursued through the establishment of programs
which our faculty are capable of offering. Major new
graduate programs in such fields as Political Science and
by Dr. Herbert Wells
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Nursing have pro\ided opportunities for students which
had not been available in this area. New undergraduate
programs are under way in Interior Design, Education
of the Deaf, and Interdepartmental Studies.
Despite this evidence of continued development and
diversity, there seems to be even more emphasis upon
rethinking and revising our existing programs. There are
now separate majors in Accounting, Business Administra-
tion, and Economics, as well as Business and Distributive
Education. The Elementary Education major has been
converted to a BS program housed in the School of Edu-
cation. Major curriculum revisions have been accom-
plished in Physical Education, Recreation, Nursing, and
the Honors Program, and others are under study in
Dance and in the liberal education requirements of the
College of Arts and Sciences.
Beyond the curriculum itself, considerable attention
has been paid by students and faculty to studies of our
grading practices and academic regulations, our under-
graduate admission standards, the enforcement of aca-
demic integrity (honor pohcy), and the evaluation of the
effecti\eness of instruction.
Observers of the national scene have said that higher
education is shifting its focus from questions of access to
education to questions of the process of education. If
we can think of "access" as referring not only to matters
of admissions but also to the existence of a sufficient
diversity of programs to which students are seeking
access, then this observation does seem to fit UNC-G's
atmosphere of late.
But lest one think that such a simple and sovereign
notion can comprehend a sense of the campus, a strain
in the opposite direction must also be recognized. While
centripedal forces are causing attention to turn inward,
centrifugal pressures are tlirusting
the University into increasing in-
volvement with the community.
There has been a notable growth in
continuing education activities con-
ducted by the faculty, to which pro-
fessionals and citizens of the region
have responded enthusiastically. On
the other side of this two-way street,
students in campus-based programs
are involved in internship and prac-
ticum activities which take them into
a wide variety of community settings.
And faculty as well as students are
conducting research in the commu-
nity. A web of mutualh" supporting
relationships can be seen e\'olving
from these interactions.
a nervous equilibrium
So some are pressing on with new-
ventures, but constraining forces are
clearly felt. One has the sense of a
nervous equilibrium on the campus.
There is not stagnation, but neither
is there an aggressive forging ahead
toward the solution of present prob-
lems and the definition of new chal-
lenges. Perhaps we are waiting for
the ne.\t clear direction to attain a
general consensus, but that will
come. The resources of this campus
are too strong, and the needs to
apply them more fully are too clear.
And what of the students? The
only general assertion I would care
to defend is that students aren't what
they once were — and they never
were. We might first consider stu-
dents taken as a whole, recognizing
that an average does not well repre-
sent a diverse group of individuals.
When today's students are com-
pared with their predecessors, it is
not long before . the topic of declin-
ing SAT scores comes up. SAT
scores of entering freshmen at
UNC-G have declined consistentlv
since 196S; averages for the nation
as a whole began to decline in 196.3.
The decline, both nationally and
locally, has recently shown incipient
signs of bottoming out.
The decline in the average SAT
score of UNC-G freshmen should
hardly be cause for astonishment,
given the national decline. Two
additional considerations are seldom
mi'utioned, perhaps because they
require that local pride be set aside.
• One of these is the decrease in
out-of-state students as a result of
drastic increases in out-of-state
tuition, and perhaps the growth of
public universities in some of the
northern states. Students from
other states, who comprise only
S.5 percent of our current under-
graduates, ha\e typically contribu-
ted higher SAT scores than those
from North Carolina.
• Second, we can no longer claim a
captive audience of women who
wish to attend one of the better
public universities in the state.
Both Chapel Hill and North Caro-
lina State ha\-e admitted increas-
ing numbers of freshmen women
in the last several years. Some of
the best qualified students, who
now have a choice, are not among
our entering freshmen. It is also
true that fewer UNC-G students
transfer to Chapel Hill as juniors:
some of those high-scoring fresh-
men in past years may not ha\e
remained here to graduate.
One response to these trends has
been to aim specific recruiting efforts
toward more able students. Admis-
sions Office personnel have been
working with membc rs of the faculty
to inform North Carolina students
of some of our programs. The Alum-
ni OflSce has assisted out-of-state j
alumni groups in serving as Univer- |
sity representatives where we can j
seldom send recruiters from the
At the other end of the scale, it
ma\' be true that some of our stu- i
dents who are generally capable of
college work lack rather specific
skills in writing and in mathematics.
Faculty in the College of Arts and ;
Sciences have been discussing pro-
posals to strengthen the Engfish com-
position and mathematics require-
ments for students majoring in the
College. I have also heard faculty
in disciplines other than English say
that they feel more inclined to hold
students to reasonable standards on
written assignments and to help
them impro\'e their writing. The
problem, whate\er its true propor-
tions, has not been sufficient to move
us to consider more extensive rem-
But from another perspecti\'e, this
whole discussion of changes in stu-
dent abilities and comparisons with
the past are largely irrele\ant and
altogether misleading. Consider one
simple but perhaps startling statistic:
about one-half of our faculty arrived
on this campus within the past five
years! They are not comparing
UNC-G students with those of ten
years ago, but with students at the
universities of Illinois, Indiana, "Vir-
ginia, and Massachusetts, if they feel
compelled to make comparisons at
all. When I came here from the Uni-
versity of Washington in 1968, my
strongest impression was that many
of the students were passive in the
classroom, pro\'incial, and unaware
of why they were here. In the last
few vears the\' ha\'e seemed more
Dr. Wells received his undergraduate degree at
Duke and his masters and doctorate in psychology at
Yale. He taught at Yale for a year, then at the
University of Washington, prior to joining the UNC-G
faculty in 196S. His responsibilities on campus have
involved work ivith administrative offices, with
faculty and students on special cominittees and
in research on policy changes in academic affairs
and admissions. He has continued his classroom
contact by teaching a course each semester.
interesting, more likely to join a dis-
cussion in class, more able to relate
their other experiences to topics in
the course, and more likely to have
a coherent sense of where they are
going. So in my experience, our stu-
dents are better than those of 1968,
a peak year for SAT scores!
"Memories of a
In these discussions one senses
memories of a Golden Age, when
there were giants in the land. I have
asked various persons for help in
locating that age without success. So
far as the average student is con-
cerned, it could not have been in
the late sixties. If we go back before
1961, the average SAT score was
below the national average. Certainly
that could not have been it. Per-
haps a Golden Age contest would
bring the answer and relieve my
There may be a plausible answer
to this riddle. Perhaps faculty re-
member the outstanding students of
yesteryear, and not the average. A
given faculty member may no longer
see as many of these truly excellent
students. Some are now on other
campuses; others are spread among
new programs on our campus. In
their experience, then, the students
may not be what they once were.
While some have expressed nega-
tive views of students as an anony-
mous collective, other faculty (and
sometimes the same ones) are often
j heard to speak with great pride of
the specific students with whom they
work. I am convinced that most
faculty are pleased with the intelli-
gence and dedication of the students
in their departments and schools.
Faculty and students throughout the
campus are working closely together
in the laboratories, in internships, on
major committees of the schools and
Most students, for their part, seem
to have confidence in their teachers.
A typical comment from a bright,
active student was that the faculty
are wilhng to give just as much of
their time and knowledge as stu-
dents are willing to seek. At the
same time, students whom I talk
with seem less in awe of faculty just
because of their titles, and less likely
to suffer fools gladly. When I asked
quiet students of the late '60s why
they seldom took part in class dis-
cussions, they said that some instruc-
tors had punished them for raising
questions or offering other opinions
in class. It is a sign of progress on
both sides that such insecurity no
longer seems so prevalent.
Major Goals Achieved
Contrary to some reports, students
recently have been more active in
campus affairs outside the classroom.
After 1971, there was a noticeable
decline in student participation in
campus committees and other gov-
ernance processes. Prior to that, stu-
dents had been active in such mat-
ters as the restructuring of the curri-
culum. Perhaps all the major goals
had been achieved. But in the last
couple of years, under the guidance
of some very capable student govern-
ment leaders, they have once more
joined faculty and administrators in
debating matters of consequence:
grading policies, the Honor Code,
athletics, and a variety of other non-
trivial issues. Only a minority of
students are active at these tasks, but
that has always been so. Nonethe-
less, they are there, they are audible,
and they have some good things to
say. The SGA student Senate has
even been observed debating serious
matters in an atmosphere of civifity
Are students career-minded to the
exclusion of interest in the liberal
arts and sciences? Perhaps so. En-
rollments have increased most no-
ticeably in those fields with a pro-
fessional or career orientation. It is
certainly essential that the faculty
continue to emphasize the impor-
tance of education in the general
areas of knowledge, but I suspect
that most students have assumed
that their college studies would help
to prepare them for careers. The
earliest American colleges prepared
students for careers in the ministry,
in teaching, and in government serv-
ice. How many in the past would
have chosen a given major if their
unemployment were guaranteed then
as a result? If students today did
not give serious thought to decisions
which affect their future careers, we
might wonder if they had lost con-
tact with reality.
Perhaps universities have always
had to introduce liberal studies into
the utilitarian pursuits of many stu-
dents through a kind of subversion.
But on this campus there still seems
a clear commitment toward liberal
education, even on the part of fac-
ulty in professional areas. Profes-
sional studies at their best may also
be liberating, inspiring students to
explore more deeply in the root dis-
Most of the fields of interest to
students are related to education, to
health and human services, and to
public service. President Kingman
Brewster of Yale recently said that
students want to achieve a "selfish
usefulness." They are not, he felt,
motivated by acquisitiveness so much
as by a desire to contribute to human
welfare, in the long or short nni. At
the same time, they want to achieve
excellence and recognition in so do-
ing, and not feel that their contri-
bution will disappear with them. An
interesting compound and one that
may be close to the mark for many"
of our students as well. One could
do much worse.
After all the agonized analyses,
the comparisons with other times
and places, the thoughts of what
might have been, there is another
image which may suggest what is
really happening at UNC-G. The
only really memorable aspect of
commencement this May was the
evidence of joy on the part of the
graduates and their families. There
were blacks as well as whites, men
as well as women, in significant num-
bers. There were the proud parents
and many proud spouses and chil-
dren of adult students. There were
reminders that over half the grad-
uates were the first in their family
to complete college; whole new
ranges of contribution, achievement,
and advanced study will be open to
them. As the faculty came b\' in
procession, their unique regalia indi-
cating many American and some
foreign universities, students who
were grouped by major grinned and
waved (and in some cases unabash-
edly applauded) as "their" faculty
came by. There were the graduate
students (over 500 masters degrees
and 47 doctorates were awarded) to
remind us all that education would
be a lifelong process.
A university, by its nature, must
be self-critical. But perhaps we
should not be ashamed to see that
these are some of the things that
UNC-G is about todav.
■1 Blue Chip
Eighteen students received the cov-
eted Student Excellence Award this
year in acknowledgement of their
exceptional academic achievements.
It was a warm e\'ening in April when
the University community gathered
in Alumni House to honor its own.
It was the annual honors convocation,
a time when students and faculty
are recognized for academic ex-
In an age of declining SAT scores
and demands for accountability',
when the quaHty of education is
being debated at all levels, an honors
convocation is a reassuring cere-
This year for the fourteenth time,
Dr. James S. Ferguson presented
Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards
to two members of the facult\-
deemed most outstanding. The
Chancellor cited Dr. Robert Calhoon,
professor of history, and Dr. John
Hoftyzer, assistant professor of eco-
nomics, "for their truly humanistic
interest in students and in all man-
Recognition was also accorded 84
students who participated in the
honors program this year, 34 faculty
who led honors seminars, and mem-
bers of the Golden Chain, Phi Beta
Kappa, and 13 other honorary organ-
Highlight of the evening was the
introduction of IS student Excellence
Award winners by Dr. Roch Smith,
chairman of the Honors Council. As
Dr. Smith noted, the award is not for
the so-called well-rounded student
but for juniors and seniors who ha\'e
given evidence of outstanding aca-
demic achievement in four specific
areas: imagination, maturation, ana-
lytical and critical skills, and effec-
ti\e communication of ideas.
Anthropologist — Stanley Knick, a
Vietnam veteran, enrolled as an un-
classified student in the fall of 1973.
"I became interested in anthropology
when I took Joseph Mounq'oy's
'Introduction to Anthropology,' " he
says, but the real turning point came
a year later when Louise Robbins
joined the faculty. "She was such a
fireball in physical anthropology,
you couldn't help but warm to her
subject," Stanley says. He partici-
pated in several digs, including one
at a prehistoric village in Ohio where
he dcNdsed non-metric and patholo-
gic indicators in testing for genetic
relationships. His unique research
resulted in an in\'itation in April to
present his finding at a national
meeting of the American Association
of Physical Anthropologists with
pubhcation in the American Journal
of Physical Anthropologists. This
summer the Phi Beta Kappa student
has exchanged pre-history for Ameri-
can history as a researcher with the
Museum of Charleston, S. C.
Communicator - Florette Mulbrook
Rittenmeyer combines classroom
learning with homemaker expertise
to present the consumer report on
WFMY-TV's Sandra and Friends.
The Winston-Salem mother, who
often adds foster children to her
menage, admits that she was not
much of a scholar until she returned
to campus t\\'o years ago. A fresh-
man class in Speech Communication,
followed by a Development of the
Cinema course, gave her studies
direction, turning her on to tele-
\ision and film. After an internship
at WFMY-TV, she screened for and
won an on-the-air consumer position
which she will continue to hold as
a graduate student in the fall. Her
enthusiasm for UNC-G is contagious:
following her example, a contingent
of students, known as the Winston
Mafia, now commutes from Winston-
Salem for classes.
Historian — John Chasteen was one
of two juniors among the IS award
winners and one of five juniors
elected to Phi Beta Kappa member-
ship. His off-campus experiences
range from a summer NN-ith the
Experiment in International Living
in Holland to sorting scrap metal in
a junkyard in his hometowai, Alex-
andria, La. Last summer John back-
packed to Central America, and this
summer is again backpacking, this
time in the U. S. Besides a double
major (History and English) with a
minor in Spanish, he is a member of
the Chess Club, sings with the Chor-
ale and works as a disc jockey for
student radio station WUAG-FM.
His mother, Nina Ellen Smith Chas-
teen '48, is an alumna.
Psychologist - Betty Self is the only
senior to have a 4.0 average for all
four years of study on campus. For
those who want to match her record,
she advises: "Rather than just look-
ing at material and thinking you
have it, try to say it to yourself . . .
practice taking a test while you
study." Highlights of her campus
experience were serving as advisor
to undergraduates to ease faculty
loads in academic advising and par-
ticipation in independent studies
such as testing preschoolers' memory
abilities. A Reynolds scholar and
member of Phi Beta Kappa, she re-
ceived the John E. Bridgcrs, Jr.
Scholarship, awarded annually to the
highest ranking junior. Shell con-
tinue her studies in psychology on a
$3,300 fellowship at UNC-CH.
Social Economist - Kurt Beron re-
cei\ed two degrees, a BS in sociolog\'
with social welfare certification and
a BA in economics, all in three years.
His analytical and critical faculties
ser\ed him well in both disciplines.
In addition to taking 20 hours per
semester, he worked 16 hours weekly
at Kendall Center for the Mentally
Retarded, sensed as senator and
president pro-tem, helped edit the
Carolinian, and was a disc jockey-
announcer for WUAG-FM. "My
double major gave me two different
perspectives which will be useful in
integrating my career later in both
disciplines," Kurt explained. In the
fall he will pursue a doctorate in
economics at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Textile Technician - Kathy West,
who will pursue a graduate degree
in textiles at NCSU, "discovered"
textiles as a freshman. "I changed
my major, and each related course
has heightened my interest. Visiting
textile industries, I found the knowl-
edge gained in the classroom came
alive." Kathy was active in the stu-
dent section of the American Asso-
ciation of Textile Chemists and Col-
orists and won Home Economics"
Outstanding Senior Award. Her
mother, Evelyn Brown West "46, is
also an alumna.
Humanist - Junior Tim Scott Little,
an Alumni Scholar and member of
Phi Beta Kappa, is a year away from
a degree in Political Science but his
career goal is in the area of human
service. "I am interested in child
care and have a great concern for
children who are victims of child
abuse,"' he says. He may seek a mas-
ters in social work, later a degree in
law in the area of child advocacv.
Nancy Mintz Tom Alspaugh
Special class activities included serv-
ing as a seminar leader to train high
school students as discussion and
project leaders in a mock-city coun-
cil program and heading a team in
preparing a daily newspaper as a
classroom simulation. He feels
UNC-G "has provided me the means
to grow as a person."
Organist-Researcher - Nina Holli-
field will combine her double major,
Music and German, in her studies
as a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in Ger-
many for the next academic year.
She will study organ and do research
on the lives and works of lesser
known German Baroque organists, a
group in which she became inter-
ested through her independent
studies on campus. In fact, it was
summer study in West and East
Germany through the UNC-G-Guil-
ford College Summer Program that
inspired her to major in German.
"That six weeks of study, followed
by four weeks of independent travel
broadened my horizons," she says.
Her work as a tutor and lab assistant
and her participation in International
House and in the Kaffeestunde en-
hanced her college experience.
Physicist-Musician - Tom Alspaugh
has not decided which of his talents
to pursue vocationally. Future plans
will have to wait until August due
to a neck injury suffered in mid-
April. It did not affect the Phi Beta
Kappa's 3.9 average, but it has post-
poned firm commitments for fall.
Tom, who is gifted in physics, chem-
istry and mathematics, is a very
talented trombonist as well, per-
forming with the University Wind
Ensemble, the Small Ensemble Brass
and with various local bands. A
founding member and president of
the UNC-G's chapter of the Society
of Physics Students, Tom excelled in
science but admits, "My most mem-
orable class was Ray Gariglio's 'Wind
Mathematician — Nancy Mintz, who
will receive a BS in Math in August,
will begin putting principles to prac-
tice two weeks later as a member of
the technical staff of Bell Labora-
tories in Murray Hill, N. J. It's a rare
opportunity which will allow her to
work three days a week and pursue
a masters for two days with a hand-
some monthly stipend included. For
Nancy, the most rewarding aspect
of studies at UNC-G has been flexi-
bility. "I've found Academic Advis-
ing and the various departments very
cooperati\e when I wanted to take
courses which were 'none of my
business' as a math student. It's
marvelous to be allowed to make
your own decisions as to what you
want to study." Nancy's nomination
was supported by the entire math
department, and her analytical abili-
ties in grasping abstract concepts
were noted by professors in eco-
nomics and philosophy as well.
Teacher-Student — Alice Barkley re-
turned to the classroom after putting
her husband through medical school
and raising four children. Students
came to regard her as a friend and
teacher through her work as student
apprentice in religious studies and
as preceptor for small class sections
which met se\eral times a week out-
side the classroom. Alice formed a
study group of religious studies
majors and organized a book dis-
cussion group in her community,
meanwhile keeping up her actixities
in se\ eral community projects.
Japanese Specialist — Edith Sarra
leaves in August for Japanese lan-
guage training at Konan University
in Kobe, Japan, in the first year of
a Master of Asian Studies program,
sponsored by the University of Illi-
nois and Michigan State. Edith's
interest in Asian history led her to
enroll at UNG-G in an experimental,
self-instructional program in begin-
ning Japanese in which her work
was commended by a Japanese lan-
guage instructor on the Duke faculty.
Subsequently she ser\'ed as a volun-
teer tutor for first year students in
Japanese. A member of Phi Beta
Kappa, she believes the highlight of
her college experience was her inde-
pendent work in Japanese. "It is
very challenging to attempt to learn
a language on one's own, and the
friendships made with the tutors
and faculty adNisor have been in-
Industrial Audiologist - Denise Des-
couzis, who received the Hilton A.
Smith Graduate Fellowship at the
University of Tennessee, will study
in the fall with one of the country's
foremost authorities on the effects of
noise exposure on human hearing.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, her
wide interests as a student ranged
from science fiction to international
relations. As president of the Science
Fiction Fantasy Federation, she
organized a state meeting of "Star
Trek" fans and helped to get appro\'-
al for a course on Science Fiction in
Broadcasting and Cinema. A high-
light of the past four years was elec-
tion to Phi Beta Kappa and "learn-
ing I would graduate summa cum
laude," says Denise, and also ha\ing
the opportunity to become inxolved
in manv organizations and activities
has made UNC-G %aluable."
Criminal Lawyer - Chris Franklin's
interest in go\'ernment and politics,
which began in high school, was
nurtured at UNC-G as a political
science major. Undoubtedly, the
highlight of her academic experience
was the department's intern program
which enabled her to ser\'e intern-
ships in the public defender's ofRce
and widi the police department. By
seeing both sides of the criminal jus-
tice system, "I learned more than I
could ever learn out of a book or
hstening to a professor in class,"
Chris says. She also worked in an
unwed mothers' program at a public
housing project, with the public
health clinic and as a tutor for chil-
dren with special problems. She is
aiming for the UNC law school at
Chapel Hill in the fall and ultimately
a law degree.
Violinist-Soprano - Eve Pendleton,
who was an Alumni Scholar for four
years, has received an Elyse Smith
Cooper scholarship for a ninth se-
mester of studies to complete work
toward a double major in two areas
of applied music — violin and voice.
Since information, performance skill
and performance experience is re-
quired, her academic program repre-
sents a unique achievement. Eve
participated in both instrumental and
choral performances of the Univer-
sit\' S\mphony Orchestra, Chamber
Orchestra and small chamber organi-
zations, and as a violinist with the
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.
Microbiologist - Linda Robertson is
a doer, as e\idenced by her leader-
ship as president of Golden Chain
and of Tri Beta, biology's honor
society. She organized a flea market
to raise monev for Golden Chain's
scholarship fund, and originated a
Friday afternoon faculty-student tea
for Tri Beta members to discuss
topics in research and biology. One
of her most exciting campus experi-
ences was election to Phi Beta Kap-
pa. She describes it as "one of those
moments I never expected." She is
working in R. J. Reynolds' chemistry
lab this summer and has applied to
se\'eral medical schools to continue
her education in the biological
sciences, concentrating on micro-
Zoologist — Sandra Gaston has re-
ceived a National Institute of Health
award to study cellular and mole-
cular biology at Duke in the fall. A
sophisticated and mature student,
Sandra regards her first major pre-
sentation in biology as an outstand-
ing experience. "That seminar, titled
'Invertebrate Immunity,' was pre-
sented in a course for seniors and
graduate students on 'The Immune
Response.' " Summer plans include
marriage to a Wake Forest Univer-
sity graduate who is presently a
student at Southeastern Baptist The-
Performer-Teacher — Diana Shafi^er,
who will ti-aeh in Winston-Salem
schools this year, will continue her
studies in the viola at the N. C.
School of the Arts where she was a
guest student during her senior year.
Diana sought an unusual variety of
performance experiences with both
the University Symphony and Cham-
ber orchestras, the Greensboro Sym-
phony and small ensembles in the
community. An Alumna Scholar,
Diana regards her induction into Phi
Kappa Lambda music honor society
as a highlight of her college career.
Kurt Beron Linda Robertson
still a Badge
Mark Lumsden and Jill Earnhardt will share the prestigious John E Bridgers Jr,
Scholarship their senior year The Phi Beta Kappa award is given annually to the junior
with the highest academic rank. Since Mark and Jill each have a 40 average, the
scholarship was divided for the first time in a number of years.
Jill Earnhardt and Mark Lumsden look like the prototype of two Ail-American
students. Both are 21 years of age and rising seniors, Jill in mathematics,
Mark in biology. The aspect in which they differ from others is in grades:
Jill and Mark have a 4.0 average. They also share the Phi Beta Kappa's
Bridgers Scholarship, awarded to juniors who ha\e the most outstanding
record in liberal studies.
They are t«'o of the 52 students (47 seniors and fi\'e juniors) who were
received into Phi Beta Kappa membership in April. In a time when the
curriculum of many institutions in higher education has become both per-
missive and trivial, PBK standards ha\'e remained the benchmarks of aca-
demic excellence. Bowing to few changes through the centuries, the society
still symbolizes ne phis ultra in academic achievement.
UNC-G is one of five institutions in North Carohna with a Phi Beta Kappa
chapter. The movement to establish Phi Beta Kappa on the Greensboro
campus began in 1931 when the
Student Government Association
sought recognition for the college
in the field of scholarship to corre-
spond with its new institutional rat-
ing as the Woman's College of the
Uni\ersity of North Carolina. Prior
to appro\al, a great deal of infor-
mation concerning enrollment, salary
scale, and curriculum had to be for-
warded to the national office. Finally,
in the spring of 1934, the national
council at a meeting in Cincinnati,
Ohio, approved the establishment of
a section of the Alpha chapter of
UNC on the "WC campus.
Formal installation was held in
Students' Building on December 12,
1934. Representing the national
organization was Dr. Theodore Jack,
president of Randolph-Macon Col-
lege, who also gave the banquet
address at the Greensboro Country
Club. Fifteen years later the Greens-
boro campus was granted a separate
Throughout the early years Dr.
John Bridgers, a professor of
English, served as secretary. Today
the Bridgers Scholarsliip stands as a
memorial to his three decades of
service. Following his death, Dr.
Jean Buchert, also a professor of
English, assumed the role of secre-
tary, the key figure in the organi-
zation's functioning. But the times
ha\e changed and with it, the scope
of the secretary's activity.
"In the early sixties there were
about 15 students inducted each
year," Dr. Buchert recalls. "There
were about three times that many
this year. Since the student body
has grown proportionately, this rep-
resents about the same ratio to total
But the problems are greater than
those brought about by increased
numbers. Grade inflation, liberalized
degree requirements, late \\ithdra\v-
als from courses that might yield
a\'erage or low grades, and the pass/
not pass option have created addi-
Furthermore, the proliferation of
professional courses in recent years
has made it necessary for the selec-
tion committee to scrutinize the con-
tent of courses each year to deter-
mine which fulfill the liberal arts
philosophy of PBK. Courses are
constantly changing, even though
the title remains the same.
For example, an Introduction to
Education course could deal with
history and philosophy of education
or it could focus on techniques and
methods. The first would be con-
sidered a liberal course by Phi Beta
Kappa standards, the second would
not. Each transcript must be exam-
ined in detail, a tedious process at
There are so many variants each
year, it would require more time to
program the computer than to do
it by hand. As a result, a dozen or
more professors spend t\vo long
weekends in March combing the
transcripts course by course, totaling
grade point averages and identify-
ing the top-ranked students scholas-
tically by PBK standards.
Phi Beta Kappa was a secret so-
ciety for many years, but today
there is no mystery about its pro-
cedures. Students are selected from
the top ten per cent of those pur-
suing liberal degrees. That includes
the hberal BS such as Jill and Mark
are seeking in mathematics and biol-
ogy. Three quarters of the programs
of these students must consist of
courses which the chapter recognizes
as liberal. An average grade is cal-
culated in these liberal courses, and
the student's average must be 3.4 or
better while remaining in the upper
ten per cent. Course requirements
are broader than the Uni\ersity re-
quires, including certain math and
foreign language skills.
The procedure for election is
equally precise. In mid-February,
the Registrar provides transcripts —
about 225 this year — for all high
ranking students pursuing liberal
degree programs who might be eli-
gible. Dr. Buchert and Dr. Sherri
Forrester, treasurer of PBK, spend
several weeks organizing the tran-
scripts according to the character-
istics of the student's program. It
is at this point the selection com-
mittee examines the transcripts, fol-
lowing rules spelled out in the
chapter b>'laws and minutes. Their
findings are presented to the full
chapter which elects new members
on the basis of the quality and
breadth of work in liberal arts. Per-
sonal recommendations of favorite
professors mean nothing.
Vice Chancellor Charles Houn-
shell, president of the UNC-G chap-
ter of Phi Beta Kappa, believes such
adherence to requirements and
standards fosters excellence in lib-
eral education. He did not always
think so. Fifteen years ago, as presi-
dent of the chapter at Emory Uni-
\ersity, he questioned whether Phi
Beta Kappa by its emphasis on grade
a\'erages, was discouraging excel-
lence. In fact, he wrote an article
for The Key Reporter, national Phi
Beta Kappa newsletter, which
charged that creatively independent
students were being discriminated
against in favor of those with abihty
to recall specific facts, to conform
to the expectations of professors, and
to perform well in the academic
Today the academic lockstep has
been broken. "With the virtual elim-
ination of specific course require-
The Phi Beta Kappa key bears the
insignia of the medal adopted De-
cember 5, 1776 in Williamsburg,
Va., in the first year of American
Independence. The three Greek
letters are the initials of the Greek
motto, Philosophia Biou Kubernetes
("the love of wisdom, the helmsman
of life.") The three stars indicate
the three principles of the society-
Fraternity, Morality and Literature.
The index pointing to the stars in-
dicates the high aspirations of its
members. On the reverse side, the
letters, S.P. represent the Latin
words Societas Philosophiae ("Soci-
ety of Philosophy").
ments for a degree and the erosion
of standiirds," Dr. Hounshell says
"Phil Beta Kappa's requirements in
mathematics and foreign language
and its adherence to high standards
do indeed foster excellence in lib-
Phi Beta Kappa was founded
December 5, 1776, in Williamsburg,
Va., at the College of William and
Mary. The oldest and the most pres-
tigious of all honor societies in
America, it has remained a constant
in the ever-changing academic stan-
dards of excellence and the pursuit
of a liberal education. Today many
consider the role of Phi Beta Kappa
on the UNC-G campus to be more
important than ever in maintaining
the academ.ic excellence that has
long been a heritage of the Greens-
Looks at New Times
In a little cottage called Philosophy
Hall on the campus' edge, Dr. Arnold
LeWson, chairman of the philosophy
department, discussed the age wlien
philosophy gave birth to the uni-
versity and the ancient discipline
was considered the center of learn-
ing. Through the window behind
him towered the Life Sciences Build-
"It's not so much anti-intellectiial-
ism that keeps people from philoso-
phy," he mused. "Its indifference.
People have to suffer a little before
they start reflecting."
Dr. Levison is pleased that, despite
the vogue of "practical'" courses, phi-
losophy is on the upswing on cam-
pus. "I ha\e no objection to the
current concern over x'ocational ca-
reers," he said. "But I do want to
see a lively liberal arts tradition, and
philosophy is central to this tradi-
tion. It teaches students how to
assess evidence, how to consider
arguments — how to think."
In fact, nationwide, philosoplu'
departments are doing a Ijooming
business. Pairing Socrates with sex,
Plato wth pohtical gamesmanship,
philosophy is becoming one of the
liveliest of die liberal arts.
In recent years, student demands
for relevancy had pushed the "love
of wisdom " with its purely academic
image from the center of the aca-
demic community and made philoso-
phy majors as scarce as raccoon coats
on campuses of the early Se\enties.
Now, philosophy is reasserting itself
as the fountainhead of the varied
streams of thought comprising the
college curriculum. On some cam-
puses, rock music and chess-playing
computers are vying with medieval
texts for philosophical attention,
while courses featuring feminism and
homosexuality are as numerous as
angels on the head of a pin.
Whether such changes are good
or bad, fad or scholarship, is, like
ex'erything else in philosophy, de-
batable. "The question is whether
such courses purchase popularity' at
the expense of academic integritv',"
said LcN'ison. Rather than seeking to
spark philosophical interest with tit-
illating course titles and "new" sub-
jects, he attributes increasing interest
in his department to its creati\'e
approach. "Good philosophy depart-
ments want their students to create
philosophy," he said. "Actually doing,
philosophy is much more important
to students than learning what Plato
thouglit." In his department, "doing"
philosoph)' is a matter of students
brmging imagination, empath\' and
logic to the Gordian knots of human
existence. "We want students to
k\u-n to make eftecti\-e, efficient de-
cisions." he said.
It is precisely this training in
thoughtful decision-making, he be-
liex'cs, that makes philosoph\' crucial
to education. Philosoph)- is a "hi-ad
trip,"' he admitted, but it is also a
trip that bridges rational thought
by Jim Clark
and irrational society. As such, it
ceases being purely academic and
goes to the heart of what matters.
In 1975 the department sponsored
a series of public lectures on moral
problems in business, social work
and medicine, involving a number
of local professionals. This spring
featured a symposium on "Conscious-
ness and the Brain." The dcparhnent
works with a range of disciplines in
the university to explore issues in
language, business, biology and the
In addition to tradittonal courses
in logic, ethics and human belief,
fall offerings include "Contemporary
Moral Problems," which explores
such issues as environmental protec-
tion, pornography, victimless crimes,
and capital punishment; "Medical
Ethics," which focuses on euthanasia,
abortion, sociahzed medicine, and
genetic engineering; and "Problems
and Changes in the Concept of Men-
While such courses attract a wide
range of students, most philosophy
majors enter the program for its
training in logic, decision-making
and the subtleties of evidence and
iirgument. Many plan to go to law
school, and most of them are double-
majors, combining the discipline of
logic with business, medicine or the
For Mark McMeans, who grad-
uated in May, a major in philosophy
was the way to get the most for his
money. "I was paying my own way
through college," he said, "so I
wanted to learn as much as I could.
Philosophy is the study of evenj-
f/inii;. It gi\-es me an o\'er\'iew."
Mark, a pre-law student who double-
majored in political science, said it
also helped him focus on a life-long
interest. "I have always been fasci-
nated with the question of law: Is
law what a ruler says it is, or is there
a higher law?" The answer has been
sought for ages, he admits, but what
attracts him is the struggle for the
answer. "Nothing is e\'er really as-
sumed in philosophy," he said. "It's
a creative thing. You have to pour
yourself out. You have to imagine,
debate, and just get in there and
wrestle at the core of the problem.
You have to think differently in
To Alan Kaplan, a rising junior
from Greensboro, it is this difference
in thinking that gi\-es philosophy
majors an edge in the job market.
Alan, who is writing the constitution
for a Philosophy Club to be organ-
ized in the fall, hopes to pursue a
career in patent law. He has "bal-
anced out" his studies with a con-
centration in business and economics.
"I could always go into the business
world and sell myself as somebody
who is thinking," he said. "Philoso-
phy has trained me to sell myself
and my ideas — not through a high-
pressure approach, but through per-
suasion by rational argument."
But such rational argument does
not always go over well, say the
philosophy students. "Sometimes
when people find out you are a phi-
losophy major, their reaction is, 'Oh,
step back!' " said Alan Kaplan. "They
think you ;vre involved in something
unreal and unimportant. But no-
body argues with me anymore," he
smiled. "Because I win. Philosophers
can be very intimidating. It's tempt-
ing to go to the new social sciences
like psychology and sociology and
say, 'Ah, you have a very nice house
of cards here. Now, what if I pull
out this bottom card?' "
Even Dr. Levison admits that some
faculty members treat his depart-
ment as a medieval leftover, that so-
ciety in general views philosophers
as dangerous odd-balls. And while
some might like to see a little more
rationalits' in Washington, Dr. Le\i-
son doubts philosophical ad\isors
will be added to the President's
retinue of military and economic ad-
visors. "Remember Socrates," he
cautioned. "By questioning peopk
and policies closely, by insisting on
logic, you sometimes arouse great
antagonism. Socrates was in a pub
licly prominent position, a gadfly of
the ruling class. And what hap
pened? They killed him."
No, said Levison, the best place
for the philosopher is in the academ
ic community with its protective
freedom. E\'en — and he smiled as
he said it — if philosophy is on the
edge of that community' and not in
its center anymore.
Dr. Arnold Levison, former department
chairman at the University of Maryland,
joined the UNC-G faculty in 1975. He
was named chairman of the Department
of Philosophy in January.
SPRING SCENARIO/Human Rights
A terrorist has iiidden a bomb on
a jethner. The bomb is set to ex-
plode in an hour, yet the terrorist
will not talk. Should he be tortured
into revealing lifesaxing information?
This is the stuff of newscasts,
Hollywood disaster films— one/ philo-
sophical debate. Such mind-boggling
scenarios will occupy center stage at
the Philosophy Department's sym-
posium next spring on absolute, non-
conflictive human rights and the
question of their existence.
"These are rights which should not
be violated under any circum-
stances," explained Dr. Arnold Levi-
son. "If you say the terrorist should
be tortured to save passengers, then
you are saying human beings do
not ha\e an absolute right to be free
from torture. And," he added, "by
a slight extension, nations or politi-
cal parties can argue their right to
use torture to preserve tlieir exist-
The symposium, which is planned
for April, will feature four noted
social philosophers. It will be open
to the public, and Levison predicts
high community involvement.
"There's a lot of interest in human
rights," he said. "The Soviets do not
accept this doctrine of absolute
rights. The United States at least
pretends to." The symposium will
not give specific advice on foreign
policy, "but we will try to estabhsh
principles on which statesmen can
base their thinking."
I mhde tui/ loniitimc friend and
colleague Mereh Mossman, and I
rejoice in ihe naininii. of this splendid
facility in her honor.
To call her name is to call to mind
such words as intci^riti/, fairness,
and industry. As an administrator
she kept a steady hand on all those
forces that influenced academic
quality and strentith, and under her
direction as senior academic officer
this in.ititution grew and flourished.
She helped the Univer.iity develop
it^to a co-educational in.'ititution that
offers work leading to the doctor's
degree in several fields of study.
Her administration spanned tlie
years in winch the University re-
defined its mission and goah. At the
same time, it also developed new
ways of responding to the needs of
the stale and nation and of assert-
ing a more comprehcn.'iive role in
the world community of scholarship.
We owe much to this gracious
lady, and the State lioiiors her and
itself in naming tins htdlding the
Merel) Ethna Mos.wian Adininistra-
Mav 14, 1977
Miss Mossman has more time these days to enjoy her garden and the mementoes which
fill her Audubon Drive home in Greensboro. Some are from her life in China: others are
more recent, such as the graceful Steuben "Waterfowl," a gift of the Faculty Council.
A special place is reserved for an antique English trunk, filled with letters from four
decades of grateful alumni, which was presented at a luncheon in December.
On a sunin' afternoon in May, ni\
youngest daughtfr and 1 walked
through the Alinuni Rose Oarden
and into tlie commons area of
l^\(."-(;'s new administration build-
ing. As we joint'd faeultw friends,
and runiioning aknnni, I felt io\'
that this beautiful faeility was to be
dedicated in honor of Mereb Moss-
man — teacher and friend. Dean of
the Facult)-, Dean of the College,
Dean of Instruction, X'ice-Chancellor
for Academic Affairs, and devoted
advocate of the Unix t'rsit\- of North
Carolina at Greensboro for 40 \ears.
As the program began, a student
ga\e the first tribute. Randy Sides,
President of the Student Goxernment
Association, expressed gratitude that
the administration building would be
named for one wlio "has had strong
con\ ictions that students are capable
of ha\ ing authoritx' for gox'crning
theniscKes." His remarks initiati'd a
series of reminiscences wliich re-
turned time and again during the
remaining events of the dedication
ceremony. I remembered the influ-
ences which Dean Mossmans teach-
ing and presence had wielded upon
my thinking and m\' work; as mem-
ories wandered, two specific in-
stances sprang to mind froru distant
Oni- was a class discussion in a
bt'ginning Sociolog\' course — m\'
first association with Dean Mossman.
She was dealing with the concept of
egoct-ntrism. I saw, in my mind's
c\e, her drawing a tiny circle inside
a larger one, explaining that most
of us tend to view situations in terms
of oiu- own experiences, that in order
to work and li\e cffecti\'ely with
others, we must attempt to perceive
from a broader \iewpoint which in-
cludes some understanding of the
other persons position. Something
in the dvnamics of her presentation
that da\ in tlie '.50s struck a chord
within me; and on this da\' in the
'7()s, I became aw;ux' of many times
during the early days of integration,
and in later years in complicated
group situations, I remembered and
found useful tlie insights gained in
that class period.
Another instance, of which I am
reminded e\'er\' four years at elec-
tion time, took place in 1952, the
morning after Adlai Ste\'cnson lost
the presidency to Dwight Eisen-
hower. That was the first year that I
could \ote. Most Sociology majors
were solidly for Ste\'enson, and we
were a "dejected bunch" as we
trooped into Miss Mossman's S a.m.
class on No\'ember .3. She said, gent-
1\- but firmly: "Cheer up! This is not
tlie end of the world. There will be
main' more times to work hard for
the candid;ite \'on belii'x'e in, :nid I
Miss Mossman on the campus of Ginling
College In Nanking where she was head
of the Sociology department. ("I went for
two years and stayed six," she says.)
hope that \ou will always continue
to do just that."
Giving attention again to thv dedi-
cation ceremony, I heard Gladys
Strawn Bullard of Raleigh, .saying,
"I ha\e now been President of the
Ui\C-G Alumni Association for
t^venty minutes. As my first official
duty, I count it a high privilege to
ha\e a part in the dedication of this
fine new building to a true friend
of alumni." Indeed, how blessed all
of us, as alumni, ha\'e been that
Mereb Mossman chose to come to
Greensboro in 19.37 from exciting
assignments in distant places and
that she chose to stay and plant her
roots deep within our Unix'crsity and
the Greensboro community.
We, who passed through the por-
tals of the Woman's Gollege (and
UNC-G), internalized, as a slogan
to li\e by. Dean Harriet Elliott's
phrase: "People are more important
than systems." I always think of
Mereb Mossman as one of those
rare indixiduals who has contributed
continuously to the building of both
people and systems. Her priman.-
lo\e has been teaching, and although
much of her time oxer the last 39
years at UNC-G has been spent in
demanding administratixe roles, she
alxvays continued some teaching re-
sponsibilities, thereby staying in
close touch xxith students.
From 19.51-1969 during transitional
years, as our institution became co-
educational and niox'ed toxvard full
Unixi'rsitx- status, Dean Mossman al-
xxaxs stood for the preserxation of
an academic climate superior in qual-
ity and strengthened by the most
able facultx' to be found. Like the
tasks of .Sandburg's Lincoln, the dual
roles of intuitive teacher and strong
administrator retjuired both steel and
xelxet, one "xvho is hard as rock and
soft as drifting fog."
Concurrently, she contributed
xastly to the community and cixic
endeaxors in Greensboro, Guilford
Count}', and North Carolina. In
recognition of her many contribu-
tions, she xvas named Greensboro's
"■Woman of the Year" in 19.54 and
receixed the O. Max Gardner Axx'ard
from the UNC Board of Trustees in
1956. Dean Mossman also contribu-
ted nationxvide to the groxvth of the
social xvork profession through pub-
lications and adxisory services.
As the University Chorale sang
Gloria In Excehis Deo, I glanced
around the interior of this magnifi-
cent structure xx'hich xvas to bear
Mereb Ethna Mossman's name. Its
contemporary design is especially
appropriate. While Dean Mossman
has been a steadying influence, rep-
resenting the permanence of excel-
lence, at the same time she has been
equally axvare of the positixe aspects
of change, ready to meet the accom-
The next speaker xvas Dr. Arnold
King, Miss Mossman's long-time col-
league, xvho brought a message from
UNC President William Friday. He
noted that if future occupants of the
Administration Building xvere ever
tempted toxvard "lassitude and leth-
argx'," they xx'ould surely be "gently
haimted bx' the energy and industrx-
ot tiiis kt'en, intelligent, xxilling ad-
ministrator for xxhom it is to be
Chancellor James Ferguson also
spoke of her tireless energies as a
preface to his dedication of the
Mereb Ethna Mossman Administra-
tion Building to "one xvho has given
a lifetime of devotion and labor to
UNC-G. With a name like that, it
xx'ill serve students and faculty xx'cll
doxxii through the years."
As Miss .Mossman rose to respond,
hiT xvords xvere motix'ating and re-
assuring. She spoke of continued
xisions for UNC-G and of the chal-
lenges open to those xx'ho xvill occupx'
the building. She suggested that
those entrusted with unixersity ad-
ministration must ever be dreamers,
taking care to see that the systems
set into motion are designed to serxe
the people of the state xvell; insuring
that teachers and students, in Chau-
cer's words, "may gladly teach and
gladly learn." She spoke of the many
students xvho decide in their college
experiences xvhat they are going to
do xx'ith their lixes, and she xoiced
her conxiction that faculty members
have the prixilege and responsibility
to help them xxork through such
As the ceremony drexv to a close,
1 xx'as axvare of mx' 15-year-old
daughter seated beside me. Hoxv
fiercely I hoped that May afternoon
that somexvhere along the xvay, as
she mox'es through college years, she
xvill be prixileged, as some of us
xvere, to xvalk in the shadoxv of so
committed a teacher, so visionary a
human being, and so steadfast a
friend as Mereb Mossman. Such an
opportunity is surely among the
rarest and most determining of life's
Commencement / 1894
Commencement 1S94, second for the
small girls" school which was parent
of the present University, was an
outstanding occasion celebrated by
almost all of Greensboro's 3,300 citi-
zens. The depot, where trains arrived
and departed in six directions daily,
was decorated in the school colors,
yellow and white, and residences,
stores, even streetcars were bedecked
in ribbons and bunting. Man\- gen-
tlemen sported a daisy boutonniere.
There was an extra reason for the
celebration of 1894. The silver-
tongued orator, WiUiam Jennings
Bryan, and John B. Gordon, Con-
federate general who had led the
last charge at Appomattox, were to
be guests of honor. (According to
the Greensboro Record, Bryan lived
up to his reputation, speaking nearly
two hours without notes.)
Mary Lewis Harris Reed, who
died last December in the Presby-
terian Home in Charlotte, was a
member of that class. She remem-
bered that day and other incidents
from her two years on the campus
of the State Normal and Industrial
School, in a conversation with her
niece, Annette Shinn of Concord, in
August of 1976. Some of her recol-
lections are presented in this issue.
Annette Shinn: I have a copy of the
commencement program for 1894. It
starts viath a prayer by the Rev. J. W.
Weaver. Introductoiy remarks were
by the Honorable J. C. Scarborough,
president of the board of directors;
introduction of the orator of the day
was by Governor I. S. Carr; and then
the address by Bryan.
Reed: He was eloquence personi-
fied. I don't remember a word he
said, but he held you steadfast.
Mama came from Concord to hear
him. It was an experience I will
Q. At 8;30 that night you had Class
Day exercises, and both you and
your roommate read essays. The title
of yours was "What shall we eat, and
wherewithal shall we be clothed."
A. I think my teacher suggested that
title. All seniors had to write essays,
then the faculty chose the best ones
to be read at Class Day. It was nice
that my roommate, Mary Wilen, got
to read hers too. I had known Mary
in Winston-Salem, and we roomed
together, slept in a double bed. Later
we taught in the same school in
Winston-Salem. She taught high
school, and I taught elementary.
There's something I wouldn't tell
anyone else. The teacher they had
before me had no training, and she
let the children run pell-mell any
way, and no order about anything.
But when I made the children line
up and march to chapel, they liked
the discipline. I was real successful
in my teaching, looking back on it.
Q. How did the college look when
vou were there?
A. It was nice looking, but we had
to do a lot of things because the
school was so new. We had to keep
our rooms clean and get oil for the
lamps and water from the well. At
first we had to wash the dishes, then
one day they announced we wouldn't
have to any more. That was a won-
Q. What were the girls like?
A. They came from evcr\'where in
the state, and nine out of ten of us
didn't have any money. One girl
from the mountains didn't have but
one dress. She had never been to
school in her life, but she stayed and
graduated. We had to take exami-
nations, and they placed me in the
junior class. I always wished I could
have gone longer because I missed a
lot I wanted to take.
Q. Do you remember any of the
A. It was a remarkable faculty, all
so qualified. Miss Boddie was aw-
fully nice, and Miss Mendenhall.
And Dr. Joyner, Dr. Claxton and
Alderman. (Ed Note: J. Y. Joyner
became State Superintendent of Pub-
lic Instruction, P. P. Claxton, U. S.
Commissioner of Education; and Dr.
Mary Lewis Harris Reed, a member of the
second graduating class in 1894, was
a teacher in Winston-Salem schools when
this photograph was made.
Edwin Aldennan, president of the
University of Virginia.)
There was one tragedy that first
year. It was in the middle of the
night someone came to our room in
the dark to see if we were all in bed.
They checked every room, and we
didn't know what was wrong until
we got to breakfast, then they sent
word for everyone to come to chapel
at 9 a.m. There they told us Lina
McDonald, who had taught in the
music department, had been killed
when she was struck by a train walk-
ing along the tracks west of campus.
(Ed. Note: Lina's mother, Mrs. J.
A. McDonald, a Winston-Salem
school teacher, was a member of the
committee appointed by the N. C.
Teacher's Assembly in 1886 to peti-
tion the legislature for a normal
school, according to Elisabeth Anne
Bowles" history of the college, A
Mary Lewis Harris Reed remem-
bered other experiences: how fright-
ened she had been when she faced
her first class in the practice school,
how the observing teacher Bstened
to every word without comment un-
til the day was over, how much the
Lady Principal, Miss Sue May Kirk-
land, influenced her and all of the
"Normal" girls, and other episodes
from her two years on campus.
Asked if she had any advice for
succeeding generations, she replied
without hesitation that everyone
should read, read, read, study and,
if possible, go to college, preferably
to the best place of all, the Univer-
sity which began as State Normal
and Industrial School in 1892.
A PERSONAL FINANCE Seminar, spon-
sored by the Alumni Association, was a
Reunion Weekend highlight. Edith Conrad
'58, right, account executive with Merrill
Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc.,
who moderated the two-day seminar, is
shown with Sarah Fleet Jones '41, real
estate broker, who shared the podium for
Session V on stock market investing.
ALUMNI SERVICE AWARDS were pre-
sented, left to right, to Betsy Ivey Sawyer
'46 of Winston-Salem, for her involvement
in education as a school board member
and other civic activities; Jo Conrad
Cresinore '57 of Raleigh, for her contribu-
tions in the arts and in historic pre-
servation; and Margaret McConnell Holt
'30 of Concord, a multi-media artist in
watercolors, oils and acrylics and a sculp-
tor. Other award recipients who were
unable to attend the reunion luncheon
were Sister Mary Michel Boulus '47, pres-
ident of Sacred Heart College in Belmont;
and Clyde Fields '12 of Sparta, retired
superintendent of public schools in Al-
GLADYS STRAWN BULLARD '39 of Ra-
leigh assumed the presidency of the
Alumni Association, succeeding Eleanor
Butler '57 of Morganton.
CLASS OF 1972, first class to graduate
after class government was dissolved,
did not make a class gift to the Uni-
versity. A step toward correcting the over-
sight was taken at their first class re-
union with the planting of a rock at the
intersection of Spring Garden and Forest
Avenue. Reunioning members of the class
were mum about future plans for their
"rock", but an effort will be made to keep
abreast of developments.
OLDEST ALUMNA attending the luncheon,
Mozelle Olive Smith '08, receives a daisy
from Alumni Director Barbara Parrish.
EMILY HARRIS PREYER '39, who received
an honorary doctor of laws degree in
recognition of her activities as human-
itarian, public servant and leader, is
photographed with Chancellor James Fer-
guson, left foreground, in an informal
moment with NBC Correspondent Carl
Stern who delivered the commencement
address. Mereb E. Mossman also received
an honorary doctor of laws degree for
her contributions as teacher, educator,
administrator and civic leader.
1,908 GRADUATES included 1,352 who
earned bachelors degrees, 509 who com-
pleted masters degrees and 47 who re-
ceived doctoral degrees.
"Higher" education at UNC-G will
take a giant step upward thanks to
a recent $236,200 National Science
Foundation grant. The funds were
awarded to a Three College Observ-
atory Consortium, consisting of
UNC-G, North Carolina A&T and
Guilford College, to build an astro-
Physicist Stephen Danford, co-
director of the project, said the
24-inch, reflecting telescope will be
equipped with a low light le\-el
television camera to observe
especially faint objects and to \ideo-
tape celestial sightings for classroom
use and perhaps for area tele\ision
The telescope, equal in size to the
state's largest telescope in Chapel
Hill's Planetarium, will make objects
appear up to SOO times as large as
those viewed by the naked eye.
"Theoretically, you should be able
to see the eye of a fly at more than
one-quarter mile distance," Dr.
The facility will be built in rural
Alamance Count\-, awa\- from the
Greensboro city lights and other
"light pollution" that could interfere
with the sensitive equipment. It will
be a community as well as campus
resource, with \'icwing nights for
local residents scheduled regularh-.
Scheduled to open in late "fall of
1978, the obser\atory will be staffed
by faculty from the physics depart-
ments of the three colleges, including
Dr. Gerald Mei.sner, Dr. Robert
Muir and Dr. Richard W'hitlock
Sex after Sixty
People are hving - and lo\'ing -
longer, and America's 20 million
citizens age 65 and older are awaking
to the fact that sex is not just for
the young and beautiful.
Yet one myth persists: that sex
ceases after 40. But it's not so,
according to speakers at a conference
on "Sexual Expression in the Later
Years: Myths, Mystery and Mastery,"
which was held on campus June 1-.3.
The conference, one of the first of
its kind in the United States, focused
on the needs and desires of senior
Participants included Drs. Leon
and Shirley Zussnian, sex therapists
at the Human Sexuality Center,
Long Lsland Jewish-Hillside Medical
Center. The Zussmans emphasized
that touching is a lifelong need, that
physical changes that come with
aging should not deter enjoyment of
sex, and that se.xual activity should
be proNided for in nursing homes.
"It's \er>- common that people are
made to feel guilty by young nurses,
aides and e\-en administrators." They
noted that cardiac patients are often
scared away from sex when the
energy expended in intercourse is
no more than walking up se\-eral
flights of stairs.
One physical danger the Zussmans
do recognize is atrophy. "This
happens to all tissues with age and
disuse. We firmly beliexe \ou use-
it or you lose it."
Some unexpected praise came to
Weatherspoon Gallery in Mav
when art historian-critic Robert
Rosenblum addressed the annual
meeting of the Weatherspoon
Gallery Association. Speaking on
the history of abstract expressionism,
he cited the work of Charles Shaw.
Shaw's 1937 geometric abstraction
happened to be on exhibit a few-
The professor of art histor\- at
New York University's Institute of
Fine Arts confessed astonishment at
the gallery's range and open
approach in acquisitions. He was
particularly impressed with the sight
of three extremely different works
hanging in a row: an abstract ex-
pressionist pencil dra\\ang by Arshile
Gorky, an art deco architectural
fantasy by John Stor, and a realist
portrait by Alfred Leshe. He ex-
pressed astonishment that three such
widely di\ergent works could have
been acquired for the same collec-
Mrs. Edward Loewenstein was
installed as president of the asso-
ciation for the 1977-78 year. In a
brief acceptance speech the new
president declared the support of
Weatherspoon's visual arts program
and fund-raising acti\ities to enlarge
the galler\''s permanent collection
as twin goals for the coming vear.
On weekend nights, \atarhn Best,
a junior, climbs into a police car and
accompanies officers on domestic
disturbance calls. A political science
major and law school hopeful, she
works with the Greensboro YWCA's
Women's Aid: Services for Abused
Women, sur\eying existing ser\'ices
and following police and court
response to the plight of battered
Natarlin and ten other UNC-G
students are participants in the
University's fifth summer intern
program in go\ernment and politics.
Six other N. C. students are in the
12-week combination of field work
and urban affairs seminars for six
hours academic credit and a stipend,
\\'hile many students work in
such go\ernmental oflSces as plan-
ning and law enforcement, others
are on the "outside" looking in on
big city decision-making.
Jay Melvin, a senior urban studies/
political science major, is at the
Carolina Wilderness Institute in
Greensboro to obserxe how the
politics of conser\ation changes
landscapes from Appalachia to the
In the North Carolina Ci\'il Liber-
ties Union office in Greensboro,
Mallory Moser, a senior political
science major, answers letters from
prison inmates and listens to stories
of citizens who feel their rights ha\e
been abused. Her duties range from
de\eloping fund-raising ideas to
lobbying for the Constitution in
Raleigh during anti-pornography
In Gibsonville (pop. 2,500), senior
Shari Bunton conducts research on
housing rehabilitation and citizen
attitudes on e\'erything from the
police to effecti\e parenting. Shari,
who designed her own major on
child abuse prevention and treat -
ment in education, says, "I've been
able to see the problems people face
in poverty and under stress and how
this contributes to abuse of children."
Other interns working in Greens-
boro are Sheila Guerrero with the
Fire Department, Spence Seagraves
in City Personnel, and Helen Cagle
at the Department of Social Ser\ices.
In High Point, Thomas Devine is in
the Communit},' Dexelopment Office,
Susan Hardaway in the Planning
Department, and William Connor
and Dan Whitman are with the
Wordsicortlt: Language as Counter-
Spirit, a recent publication of the
Yale Uni%crsity Press, carries more
than. casual interest for UNC-G
alumni. The author is Frances
When Donna Reiss Friedman '6.5 ('69 MFA) came to Greensboro in early
April to launch the sale of Greensboro: A Pictorial History, she presented the
first copy to Chancellor James Ferguson, center. They are pictured here
with the author, Patrick O'Keefe, at special ceremonies at Planter's Bank
which hosted the announcement party April 5 and sponsored pre-sale of the
Greensboro book. Donna is vice president and editorial director of the
Donning Company, a Norfolk book publishing firm headed by her husband.
Bob Friedman. Bob and Donna met while both were pursuing master's
degrees on campus in the mid-si.\ties. Following graduation, they spent two
years in England and Wales where Bob did Ph.D. work at the University
of Wales. Returning to Norfolk, they established the Donning firm in 1974,
speciafizing in pictorial histories.
Donning's stable of writers includes two UNC-G grads; Ste\'e Stolpen 76
MFA, who has written a pictorial history of Raleigh and is now at work on a
photographic study of Chapel Hill, and Fam Brownlee "77 MFA, who is author
of a volume on the city of Winston. Patrick O'Keefe also has UNC-G con-
nections: for two years he served as a part-time journalism lecturer on campus.
Ferguson, daughter of the Chancellor
and Fran Ferguson and a member
of the English faculty at Johns Hop-
kins. Also of interest is the fact that
Francie and her husband, Walter
Michaels, are mo\"ing this summer
from Baltimore to California where
they will teach at the Unixersity of
California at Berkeley, Francie as an
associate professor of English.
Meanwhile, Fran Ferguson admits
to being somewhat awed by the
Wordsworth opus. "I didn't under-
stand a lot of it," she sa\s frankly,
but she is looking forward to enjoy-
ing her daughter's current work in
progress about the early primers in
17th and 18th century England.
Francie did some primary research
in England last year on a National
Endowment for the Humanities
On Piety Hill
The ntighborhood east of the
UNC-G campus was called Piety
Hill around the turn of the centuiy
because of the man>' ministers who
lived in the community between Tate
Street and Greensboro College. In
the early Se\enties it became known
as Hippie Hill because of the flower-
ing of street people in the area.
And in recent years, the deteriorating
houses, traffic-jammed streets, and
growing incidence of petty crime
caused some to denounce it as "over
But now, in a rebirth of neighbor-
hood pride, residents are asking for
a new name, "College Hill," and a
new start as one of Greensboro's first
Most of the 250 homes in the area
were built before 1930 in traditional
and Victorian styles. According to
an "Inventory of Historic Archi-
tecture," which lists 179 architec-
turally significant homes in Greens-
boro, 12 of them are located on
"If these homes were in Wilming-
ton, nobody would think much about
it," said Mike Cowhig '69, a com-
munity development technician with
the Greensboro planning depart-
ment. "But Greensboro is a relatively
new city and what is significant in
Greensboro might not be significant
Designation of the neighborhood
as an historic district was a major
topic in May during a week-long
series of charrettes, or community
forums, which brought together
residents with cib,' planners. "Char-
rette" is a French word which de-
scribes an old practice of architects
who loaded scale models of designs
on carts for transport to display
areas. In this case, residents loaded
up the city planners' wagon with a
number of re\italization ideas.
Ironically, the neighborhood's
historic past is a cause of some of
its present problems. "The area grew
up before the automobile," said
Cowhig. "Mendenhall Street runs
along the crest of the hill, and houses
were crowded along this street and
Walker Avenue, o\'erlooking the
campuses and the city." The houses
are close together and the lots
narrow. Few residents have pri\ate
driveways, and they must compete
with students and shoppers for the
few parking spaces available.
Tempers have flared, especially
over parking and traffic problems at
the Tate Street-Walker Avenue inter-
section. The city, which regards
the intersection as one of the most
dangerous in Greensboro, initialK-
suggested replacing angle parking
on Tate Street with parallel parking.
This plan was opposed by Tate
Street merchants who feared a loss
of parking places. An alternative
plan, which has met with general
approval, retains angle piirking but
also incorporates changes to speed
traffic flow and to increase safety.
However, this would restrict access
to campus by north-bound traffic
on Tate Street.
Fortunately, the neighborhood's
early dexelopment has suggested an
additional parking solution.
"Although most of the lots are
narrow," said Cowhig, "they are
quite deep and originally had alley-
ways running along the back of the
lots." Now, many residents want
these alleyways restored and ex-
panded to provide parking at the
rear of their propert\-. If this part
of the revitalization plan is approved,
several aesthetic changes could also
be made, including backyard gar-
bage colkction and a $250,000
project to mo\e overhead power lines
to the allev's.
Some decisions on the area's name,
preservation and parking woes arc
expected later this summer follow-
ing public hearings in Jul>' before
the city council.
A Joint Venture
A federal grant of 8192,203 has been
awarded joindy to UNC-G and
North Carohna A&T State Unix er-
sity for assistance in establishing a
Teacher Corps Training and Dem-
onstration Center with the High
Point City Schools at Fairview
Two graduate students from
UNC-G's School of Education and
two from A&Ts School of Edu-
cation will be paired w ith classroom
teachers to gauge the level of learn-
ing skills of students and to plan
activities to meet individual needs.
Both institutions will supply edu-
cation instructors for on-site classes
to be held at the conclusion of the
regular school day.
Note from Down Under
Dr. Tom Fitzgerald (Antliropology),
on leave spring semester to inter-
view Cook Islanders on their eating
habits, had the tables turned and
became the interviewee.
In an article in the Wellington,
New Zealand Evening Post, he
explained his journey halfway
around the world to do nutrition
research. "I like New Zealand
people and I am very fond of Cook
Islanders . . . and people are not
Fitzgerald's study, sponsored by
the New Zealand Council for Edu-
cational Research, examines dietary
habits as a clue to how Cook Island
Polynesians cope with a new hfe
in New Zealand. After visiting the
Cook Islands, he is now interviewing
some 50 families who have resettled
in New Zealand.
He has put to rest one canard
expressed bv' New Zealanders —
that Cook Islanders eat fish and
chips all the time and drink heavily.
(To the contrary, Fitzgerald has
found that Cook Islanders believe
New Zealanders eat fish and chips
all the time and drink heavily.)
Actually he discovered that the
Cook Island immigrants developed
a "multicultural diet," combining
native recipes with a New Zealand
cuisine and a few Asian touches to
create some unique dishes.
Fitzgerald has previously studied
the New Zealand Maori, the Cana-
dian Indian, and the food habits of
blacks and u'hitcs in North Carolina.
Author of several books and numer-
ous papers (one entitled "Ipomoea
Batatas: The Sweet Potato Revis-
ited"), he has written a study of
Maori University graduates, "Edu-
cation and Identify," which \vill be
Fitzgerald will be back on campus
in the fall.
A Greensboro caterers "mistake"
cake was the hit of the alumni board
dinner on Commencement Week-
Several of the alumni trustees
liked the tube cake so much, they
asked that the recipe be printed in
the "Alumni News" for the culinary
edification af all.
Anna Harxille, who prepared the
dinner, willingly obliged in pro-
viding the list of ingredients, "but
it was a mistake," she added. "I
reached for the pistachio instant
pudding mi.x on the grocery shelf,
and got the lemon pudding instead."
1 pkg. yellow cake mix*
1 pkg. Jello lemon instant pudding**
1 cup water
V2 cup oil
1 1. almond extract
Mix two minutes in large bowl. Pour
one-third into separate bowl, adding Vi
cup cholocate syrup. Spoon batter into
grea'sed 10-inch tube pan, zigzagging
cholocate mix through batter to marbelize.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
*Duncan Nines tube cake mix for best
**The original recipe calls for Jello
pistachio instant pudding in place of
Four ol st\t 11 retiring
faculty members who
were honored at a Board
of Governor's meeting
May 13 in Chapel Hill,
are, left to right, George
Dickieson, Ruth Robert
Prince, Dr. Rolf Sander
and Dr. Joseph Himes.
Not present for the photograph were: below, left to right, Charlotte S.
Perkins, Louise Whitlock and Dr. Eugene Pfaff.
Mr. Dickieson, a facultv' member in the School of Music since 19.38, is a
former conductor for the Greensboro Symphom-. In recent years he con-
ducted the UNC-G Sonfonia, a campus chamber orchestra.
Mrs. Prince, who joined the W. C. Jackson library staff in 1963, worked
in cataloguing in the science and math fields. She is past president of the
N. C. Library Association's Resources and Technical Services Division.
Dr. Sander, a professor in the School of Music since 1967, has built a
wide reputation for his popular operatic productions. A native of Germany,
he was an operatic singer in Switzerland and Germany prior to coming to
the United States in 1958.
Dr. Himes, who joined the sociology faculty in 1969, is author of several
books and many articles in professional journals. Last summer he did summer
study in Rhodesia on a National Science Foundation grant.
Mrs. Perkins, who joined the faculty in 1960. had key responsibility in
the Department of Drama and Speech as student teaching coordinator in
speech pathology. She served several years as an academic advisor in the
Office of Academic Advising.
Miss Whitlock, a faculty member since 1944, taught in the Department
of Business and Distributive Education and coordinated student teaching
within the department. She served as president of Delta Pi Epsilon, a busi-
ness education organization.
Dr. Pfaff, who joined the history faculty in 1936, has taken leave a
number of times over the past 40 years to accept fellowships and grants for
teaching and study on other campuses. Author of several books, he was a
member in 1961 of the International School of America faculty-, which trav-
eled on four continents, and in 1966 served as a first secretary of the U. S.
Embassy in Cairo.
Tribute to Betty Anne Ragland Stanback
James S. Ferguson
In the death of Betty Anne Ragland
Stanback ('46 and 'TOM) on April 29,
1977, UNC-G suffered a major loss, for
in many ways she symbolized what this
institution is at its best.
Betty Anne's life was many faceted,
and any effort at describing it risks omis-
sion and misplaced emphasis. But certain
qualities stand out. First of all, she was a
superbly intelligent person, one with an
unmistakable bent toward scholarship.
This was shown, predictably, through her
Phi Beta Kappa record as an undergrad-
uate and through truly exceptional per-
formance as a graduate student.
But her concept of scholar.ship went
further — much further. Education to her
was an approach to life — a continuing
quest for knowledge that enriched the
dimensions of life, individually and col-
lectively, that provided understanding of
society and of the persons who comprise
it. She never stopped learning. And it
was not surprising that in recent years
she was identified in the yearbook dedica-
tion at Catawba College as a "gifted and
stinuilating teacher," one interested in the
intellectual and personal development of
Betty Anne had an unusually strong
service motivation. This, too, is understood
best in an educational context. Knowl-
edge, she believed, translates into en-
lightened, effective, and responsible lead-
ership for a community — be it a city, a
university, a symphonic society, a political
party, or a church. She had a faith in the
capacity of mankind to surmount short-
comings. Her emphasis was not on the
divisions among men but on their shared
qualities and interests. She was keenly
sensitive to injustice and worked earnestly
to eliminate any social condition that
blighted and stunted the de\'elopment of
Her Alma Mater was among the fore-
most beneficiaries of her service. She was
President of its Alumni Association, Chair-
man of its Annual Giving Council, a mem-
ber of the editorial board for Alumni Neivs,
and 'Vice President of UNC-G Friends of
the Library. In 1971 she received the
Alumni Service Award for outstanding
service to her university and community.
During the last four years of her life she
served as a member and \'ice Chairman of
UNC-G's Board of Trustees. Her ambition
for the University was that it continue to
Betty Anne Stanback
be a decisi\e influence in the lives of the
people who study here and in society in
general, and she helped to raar.shal the
resources to maintain such a school.
She had outstanding talent as a writer,
a fact that was made clear during her
.senior year when she was Editor of The
Carolinian. Following graduation and initial
graduate study at Chapel Hill, she was
employed by the \\'inston-Salem Journal
and the Salisbury Post as a reporter and
columnist, work that she terminated when
she became a "full-time" housewife and
mother. In later years she was known
especially for her perceptixe book re%iews
which appeared in The Saturday Review,
the Salisbuiy Post, the Greensbo-.o Daily
News, and the Charlotte Observer. It was
through this medium that her unusual
literary knowledge and her humanistic
understanding came to the fore. Quite
appropriately, her principal teaching at
Catawba was in the field of creative
The University at Greensboro honors
the memory of this worthy daughter and
expresses condolences to her hu.sband,
William Charles Stanback; their three
children, Anne Elizabeth, John William,
and Mark Thomas; her mother, Mrs.
Bessie Wright Ragland ('15); and her
half-sister, Mrs. Mary Louise Ramey. Hers
is a noble record.
'07 - Belle Hampton, 89, died Feb. 28 in
John Umstead Ho.spital, Butner. A retired
schoolteacher, she had taught in Durham,
Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Wilson
16 — Jeannette Cox St. Amand died Dec.
10; sur\i\ors include two sisters, Olivera
Cox Rouse 17 and \'enetia Cox.
'18 - Ethel Lovett died March 13 in
Asheboro. A nati\e of Asheboro, she was
a member of Central United Methodi.st
Church and a past worthy grand matron
of the Order of the Eastern Star for N. C.
She served in the Women's Army Corps
and was a Selective Service Auchtor for
the federal government.
'2.3 - Rachel Wall, 71, died March 24 in
Maryfield Nursing Home, High Point. A
lifelong resident of High Point, she was
retired secretary to the postmaster and a
member of Wesley Memorial United
Methodist Church. She was the sister of
Edna Wall Smith '18.
26 — Marie Coxe Matheson died March
13 in Cono\er. Her hu,sband died five
da\s later. She was the sister of Agnes
Cox Watkins '27.
'27 — Mary Elizabeth Council Carroll died
.\pril 2 in Mount .\.\x\. She was the
mother of Sallie Carroll Park .58 and
Martha Elizabeth Carroll '62.
'27 — Emeline Louise Gilbert, 70, died
at Davis Ho.spital, Statesville, March 15,
after a one-week illness. She did graduate
study at UNC-G, at the Universit\- of
Maryland and the Berkshire School of
.Art in Mass. A member of the N. C. As-
sociated Artists, Southeastern Art Teachers
A.ssn., and a past president of the States-
ville Artists Guild, she taught art in her
home for many years and until 1969
taught at Mitchell College. Among sur-
\ ivors is a sister Margaret Gilbert Oros
'33 — Jessie Koontz Blackwood, 64, died
March 15 in Forsyth Memorial Hospital,
Winston-Salem. Sur\i\ors include her hus-
band and sister, Luella Koontz Erwin '22.
'35 — Willa Marks is deceased according
to information received by the Alumni
'38 — Rosemary Snyder Hermansader, 60,
artist and collector, died Nov. 4 at her
home in Redding, CT, after a two-week
illness. She studied at the McDowell
School of Dress Design in New York
before her marriage and was a designer
of accessories for Lanz of Salzburg. She
and husband John, a painter and art
director whose interest in arts and crafts
matched her own, converted an early 19th
century barn and carriage house into a
home which served not only as a work-
shop and studio, but as an art gallery
for their extensive collection of art treas-
ures. Her abilities as an artist and an
organizer were soon recognized by the
community where she ser\ed six years on
the board of directors of Brookfield Craft
Center. She conducted experiments with
centuries-old arts such as mosaic tile and
copper enameling and studied kite-in-
spired constructions under Fumio Yoshi-
mvua. She served for many years on the
art committee of the Danbury Library,
was a member of the Board of Trustees of
the Mental Health Assn. of Connecticut,
and a volunteer at Fairfield Hills Hosp.
A New Broom — Evon Welch Dean 'J,2 was front page
copy in both the Greensboro "News" and "Record" in
April when she was elected to chair the Guilford County
Board of Education. She replaced veteran board member
Howard Carr who had served in that post for 26 years.
Evon plans to open school board deliberations to the
public and invite more debate and participation from
citizens. Under her direction, the board will seek a
new evaluation of the curriculum, more parental involve-
meyit in the schools, and careful screening of growth and
Health Informant — Margaret Underwood Latham '61
is a registered nurse whose service extends statewide as
Program Coordinator for the S. C. Heart Association,
Kidney Foundation and Diabetes Association. She is in
charge of referral and stroke service and also provides
information on support programs available through
the three organizations. At present, coordinating volunteer
efforts is a major activity. To date ten counties have
been organized, and plans are to reach the entire state.
'41 — Janet Morrison Wocel died March
13 in Huntington, NY.
'42 — Mary Jean Gwynn died May 11,
'42 - Carol Hall Smith of New Bern died
Nov. 16 following a lengthv illness.
'52 - Shirley Hack Hamilton, 46, died
Feb. 27 at her home in Fairfax, VA. She
traveled e.xtensively with her husband,
who is on the staff of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff, on tours of duty in the States and
li\ed one \ear in ItaK'. She was active
in the Fairfa.x Meals-on-Wheels program,
an officer in the Old Lee Highway Civic
Assn. and the Navy Relief Society. She
is survi\ed b\' her husband and three sons.
'59 - Alice Jones Everhart (MEd) died
April 3 in Rowan Manor Nursing Center
in Salisbury. A nati%e of Thoniasville, she
taught at Thoniasville Junior High School
and at Dasidson County Community Col-
lege until her retirement in 1971.
'60 - Mona Pennington Riddle (MEd), 44,
died March 18 in a Spartanburg, SC, hos-
pital. A nati\e of Thoniasville, she was
a schoolteacher in High Point.
'66 — Joanne Darden Banner of Greens-
boro and her three-year-old daughter were
killed April 12 in an automobile accident
in which her se\en-year-old daughter
was critically injured .
'72 — Linda Sue Anderson, 27, was killed
in an automol)ile accident near Burlington
March 19. She was born in the Philippines
and employed by Ciba Geigy Co., Greens-
boro; sur\ivors include her sister, Debra
Anderson Fowlkes '74.
'73 — Bettina Brown Coker, 26, died
March 4 at her home in Oak Ridge. A
teacher at Stoke.sdale Elem. Sch., she is
sur\ived by her husband and daughter.
The Alumni Association expresses sijmpafhii
'24 — Mary Grier Egerton whose husband
died March 9; he was the father of
Mary Egerton Albright '67.
'27 — \'ernelle Fuller Blackwell whose
husliand died in May 1976.
'28 — Frances Marsh Gibson whose hus-
band died February 19.
'28 — Frances Poole Seawell whose hus-
band died Januar>' 20.
'28 — Susie Walker Rankin whose husband
died April 23; he was the father of Mary
Sue Rankin Lane '57.
'33 — Mary McMillan Smith whose hus-
band died March 23.
'35 — Virginia Adams Walters whose son's
body was one of 12 turned o\er to an
American delegation by the Vietnamese
go\ernment in March. He had been miss-
ing in action since Dec. 1966.
'38 - Marie McNeely Stone whose mother
died Feb. 28.
'39 — Polly Smith Frazier whose father
died in May of 1976.
'40 — May Crookes Parrish whose son
died March 1.
'40 - Frances King VVyrick whose hus-
band died March 25.
'46 — Margaret Goodson Roval whose
father died Feb. 14.
47 — Carol Armstrong Foreman whose
husband died Oct. 8.
'47 — Roberta Austin Widnian and Mary
Austin Tugnian '52 whose father died
'48 — Martyvonne Dehoney whose father
died last year.
'49 - Frances Lynch Lloyd whose father
died .\pril 6.
'50 — Patricia Hubbard McLean whose
father died March 15.
51 — Enid Ayers Cope whose mother
died April 23.
'51 - Cecelia Cone Walker whose 17-
>'ear-old daughter X'icky was killed in an
automobile accident April 7; she was the
sister of Kathy Walker Chatfield "76.
'51 — Peggy Rimmer Goldstein who,se
mother died Sept. 15.
'53 - Jo Ann Fuller Black whose mother
died March 30.
'56 — Eugenia Green Brock whose father
died April 4.
'57 - Ann Biu-ke Braxton and Sara Burke
Stultz '64 whose father died Feb. 20.
'60 - Norma McGehee Cline whose father
died April 23; he was the brother of
Eloise .McGehee '42.
61 — Jean Borders Shaw whose mother
died March 2.
'61 - Julia Brown Milligan (MEd) whose
mother died March 11.
'61 - Margaret Trigg Sanderson (MEd)
whose mother and stepfather were killed
in a traffic accident .\pril 9 in Hills-
'66 - Nancy Host Millner (MEd) whose
father died April 13.
'66 — Mary Graham Blake who.se father
died March 17.
'68 — Ophelia Hildreth McGrott whose
hiKsband died April 3.
'70 - Mary Wiggs Patty whose two-
nionth-old son died March 17.
72 — Geraldine Nixon Hampton (MA)
whose husband died .\pril 21; he was the
brother of Gwendolyn Hampton '26, Sara
Kathcrine Hampton '29 and Lou Frances
Hampton Goodridge '30.
'73 - Barbara Brothers Hill (MEd) whose
infant soti died March 21.
Tlie following infnrmation was received
hu tlie Alumni Office before May 1, 1977.
Information received prior to Augusi 1,
1977, will appear in the Fall Issue.
Class of '05
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
Mary Stewart Brown li\es at 103 79th
St., Holmes Beach, FL 33510.
Class of 19
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Lucy Cherry Crisp li\es with her sister
Lillian Crisp Lawrence '13. She is in bed
most of the time but would love hearing
from her friends (c/o Mrs. Louis A.
LauTcnce. P. O. Box 27, Falkland, NC
27827). . . . Alma Rightsell Pinnix, wideK
known for her garden club activities in
Greensboro, celebrated her 80th birthday
Easter Sunday. She looks more like 60
than 80 and has more energy than nian\-
a 40-year-old. One of her most beautiful
contributions to the city is a land-
scaping project at Page High School, and
the Page students remembered "her da\'"
with a birthday greeting with o\er 300
signatures and a silver bowl.
Class of '20
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
Ruth Martin Cross, who will be 80 in
Aug., li\es at 9406 Brandywine, Clinton.
MD. She has kept in touch with the
Uni\ersity through the years and WTites
"it has been a great pleasure to m;^.
I ha\e had a rewarding life, good health
all the way. Hope I'll be around in 1978."
For Greensboro Beautiful — // Greensboro, The
Gate City, becomes known as The Dogwood City,
Katherine Gregg Barber '23 will be responsible to a
large degree, although she modestly disclaims credit.
Katherine headed the Greensboro Garden Council's
city-wide campaign ( 195i-57 1 to plant 35,000 dogwoods
in every section of the city. The success of the venture
was evident this year when the Greensboro Garden
Council spo7isored its first Dogwood Tour, naming
Katherine honorary chairman. She is hoping the tour ivill
he a first step toward her ultimate dream of Greensboro
as the center of an annual dogwood festival, second
only to the annual cherry blossom festival in Washington.
Class of '24
rraiiRes iiK-aniiiK'ful progi-aiiis
for the KTOup.
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Edna Bell Sitler and husband Howavd
were recognized in Fel). for their outstand-
ing work with senior citizens in Alexander
Co. The occasion was a banquet spon-
sored by the four-county Councils of
Go\'ernment. Edna, who chairs the 50-
Class of '25
NEXT REUNION IN 1980
Maxine Tavlor Fountain and luisb;
A. M. Fountain, XCSl'
member, celebrated their fortieth anni-
versary this spring. A pleasant surprise
was finding she could wear her wedding
dress, and even had to take it up a
little! Daughter iVIarcia Fountain '64,
member of the music faculty at the U.
of Texas, was on hand for the celebration.
Since both of Maxine's children as well
as her daughter-in-law have academic
doctorates, she has been described as
the only single-degree uomen in X. C.
CLASS OF 1927. Row 1 (left to right): Louise Smith, Lil Davis
McGlaughon, Sarah Boyd, Louise Phillips Kiser, Emma Belle
Harris Sweeney, Lilian Pearson Brinton, Agnes Coxe Watkins,
Elizabeth Stoudemire Coble. Row 2: Wlurle Harvey Nelson, Zada
Wright Fair, Julia McNairy Grady, Annie Cline Earnhardt Payne,
Serena Peacock Everett, Nina Smith Fellows, Susan Borden.
Row 3: Verna Lentz, (skip across) Lib Hamer Peques, (skip across)
Ruth Jones Anderson, Jo Dudley Obenshain, Katharine Lewis
Bundy, Wilsie Jobe Maness Row 4; Catharine Cox Shaftesbury,
Norma Lee GiirKdnus Kiser, Christie Adams Holland, Juanita
Stott, Julia Johnston Lopp, Blanche Britt Armfield, Gertrude
Tarleton McCabe. Row 5: Helen IVIendenhall Blankenship, Lyda
Preddy Sowers, Jo Hege, IVlinnie Deans Lamm, Louise Respess
Ervin, Edna Coates King. Row 6: Daphine Doster, Mary Frances
Craven Stephens, Elizabeth Griffin Freeman, Mamie Smith Wolfe,
Rebecca Ogburn Gill, Eleanor Barton MacLaurin, Helen Rowel!
Durham Ombudsman — Experience gained in UNC-G
y:i(i)n)n'r intern progratn in serving Robert Hites Jr. '7U
well in his veir position as Durham's first Citizen's
Service Representative. As a student. Boh interned in the
offices of the Greensboro mayor, the city manager and the
Chamber of Commerce, later received a ma.-^tej-'s from
American Utiiversity's graduate school of government
and public administration in Washington. He worked
for a time for the Federal Election Commission in the
Capital before returning to N.C. as planning assistant for
Gibsonville. Wife Patricia Plogger '7i plans to teach in
the Durham schools.
Alumna Centennial — Bessie Harding, 1S9S, one of
UNC-G's oldest living alumnae, celebrated her 100th
birthday .April 2.'> at the Beaufort County Nursing Home,
her residence for the past ten years. Members of her
Sunilay School class, many in their eighties, and from her
church circle gatheied with residents and staff of the
home for the occasion. Bessie sang the do.rology, but
when it was suggested that she "retire," she objected.
"I don't want to go to bed. I want to see it all," and she
did. At last report, Bessie was looking forward to
her 101th birthday and perhaps another party.
\xilh four PhD's hangiiiK ontcj hi i aal-
tails. "And she knows mure than an\ ni
tlieni," snnieone remarked.
Class of '26
NEXT REUNION IN 1981
Lois Atkinson Taylor was invited to read
"twenty minutes" of her poetry to the
Winston-Salem Reading Club in April.
She \wites that Martha Deaton Dugan '26,
who li\es in Sewanee, TN, does volunteer
work two da\s a week for the hospital
Class of '29
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Arnold Sehiflnian, husband of Camille
Brinkley SchifFnian, was recipient of the
first "RetailinR Hall of Fame Award"
from the Greensboro Merchants Assn. in
March. After its presentation, it was re-
named "The Arnold Schiffman Award."
The Excaliber award, made by the Steu-
ben Glass Co., may be gixen once every
fi\e \ears, e\er%- 10 years or perhaps only
once since requirements of this award are
Class of '31
NEXT REUNION IN 1981
"Italian-American Folktales," a collection
of tales and legends collected over a
period of 15 years in the western New
York area, was published by Catherine
Harris Ainsworth this spring.
Class of '32
>IEXT REUNION IN 1982
Janic Earic Braine Roberson represented
U\C-G at the inauguration of John Edwin
Johnson as President of Furman Uni-
versity- on .^pril 22.
Class of '33
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
Carroll Weathers, husband of Mary Parks
Bell Weathers, and former law school
dean and professor emeritus at Wake
Forest U., was recipient of the University's
distinguished service Medallion of Merit
at Founders' Day Convocation in Feb.
Among the 22 Distinguished Women of
North Carolina honored in April by the
N.C. Federation of Women's Clubs at its
Diamond Jubilee and 75th Annual Con-
vtntion in Winston-Salem were Margaret
Hood Caldwell '.33 (Litt.D. '57); Susie
Sharp '28 (LED '50); Ellen Winston
(LHD '4S); Gladys Avery Tillett '15 (LLD
62); Kathrine Robinson Everett 13; and
Lois Edinger (UNC-G Education faculty)
. . . Doris Shuler Lester, librarian at
Hart.sville (SC) JHS, retired in June 1975.
Class of '36
NEXT REUNION IN 1981
Mavis Mitchell retired last June as assoc.
prof, of health at East Carolina U. after
teaching 40 years. "Retirement is great."
Her new mailing address is: P. O. Bo.x
482, Aulander, NC 27805. . , . Bibbie
Yates King was elected president and
Betty Johnson Cheek '44 vice president at
the April dinner mtg. of Blandwood Guild
in Greensboro. Mary Lewis Rucker Ed-
munds '36, retiring president, recently
took a group on a historic house tour
with stops in Richmond, Frcderick.sburg,
Alexandria, and Washington. The tour
included a private tour of the White
House and the State Dept. rooms.
Class of '37
NEXT REUNION IN 1982
May Angley, who retired in 1975 after 42
years of teaching (40 at Lenoir HS), has
an e%'e on the world through her \olunteer
work as president of the Lenoir chapter,
American Friends Service. She's also doing
some traveling — last year to Europe and
a Caribbean cruise.
Class of '39
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Reva Heidinger Mills and husband travel-
ed in their Airstream trailer to Panama
\ia Mexico and Central America. They
were part of a 187-trailer group whicli
included people from all over the U.S.
and Canada. While in the Canal Zone
they were addressed by Panama President
Lakas. . . . Gladys Strawn Bullard repre-
sented UNC-G at the inauguration Apr. 17
of John Thomas Rice as President of St.
Mar\'s College, Raleigh.
Class of '40
NEXT REUNION IN 1980
Katherine Brown Eaves has been named
Teacher of the Year by the Cabarrus Co.
Classroom Teachers . . . Dorothy Koehler
was married Jan. 7 in Honolulu to Jack
Ross Reed (Apt. 204, 2987 Kalakaua Ave.,
Honolulu, HI 96815) . . . Louise Meroney
Chatfield is lifeguard for the senior cit-
izens biweekly swim session at Fairview
Recreation Ctr., Greensboro. Participation
is open to men and women 55 years of
age and older, and there are currently
10 regular participants.
Class of '42
NEXTREUNION IN 1982
Catherine Paris Chandler and her staff at
The \'cry Thing in Burlington collaborat-
ed with Janus Theater owner in decorating
the Janus Penthouse, Greensboro's new
75-seat theater with a living room at-
mosphere. Furniture includes swivel tub
chairs, "giant" tub chairs for two, love-
seats and couches, plus small tables to
hold soft drinks and popcorn. A lounge
located nearby offers hamburgers, sand-
wiches, omelettes, crepes, quiche, dessert
Class of '43
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
Martha Harris Farthing is prus. of the
Greensboro Women's Bowhn^ Assn.
For Services Rendered — When Lelah Nell Masters '38
took early retirement as corporate associate director of
public relations for Cone Mills, her boss, Vice President
W. 0. (Red) Leonard, recognized her jnany contributions
in a tribute on the editorial page of the "Textorian."
Lelah Nell had edited the bi-weekly newspaper
116,500 circulation) for 32 years, but this was only part
of her multifaceted job. She also directed the news
bureau and handled institutional adrertising and public
relations projects. Lelah Nell received e.rtra recognition
in May when she junketed to Wasltington to receive
a national award for the "Textorian" for the best
promotio7i of U.S. savings bonds in 1976.
Class of '44
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Anne Carter Freeze was head of the
working committee for a fashion show
sponsored by the N.C. Art Society held
in Pinehurst in March to benefit the N.C.
Museum of Art campaign fund for a new
state art museum liuilding . . . Margaret
Johnson Bryant, who has been with First
Fed. Savings & Loan Assn. for 10 years
and holds a .grad. diploma from the Sa\-
ings and Loan Institute, has been named
mgr. of HolK- Hill's First Federal office,
Class of '45
NEXT REUNION IN 1980
Alice Mauney Snow, known iii art circles
as A, B. Snow, has been experimenting
the last fom' >ears with a silk screen
techniiiue called seripainting which she
in\'ented. She is continuing her studies
under artists in Winston-Salem and
Mount Airy where she lives. . . . Pat
Rothrock, E.xec. Sec. for Africa, United
Meth. Bd. of Global Ministries, was fea-
tured speaker for Missions Emphasis
Weekend at Greensboro's West Market
St. United Meth. Church in Nhuch. Her
visit came at the completion of a two-
months' tour of mission stations in .Africa.
Class of '46
NEXT REUNION IN 1981
Martin Knowlton, husband of Barbara
Bramble Knowlton of Durham, NH, is
cri'ator of the Elderhostel concept in con-
tinuing education for adults 60 \ears or
older. He serves as e.\ec. dir. of the
program from his office in the Xew Eng-
land Center for Con. Ed. at the U. of
New Hamp.shire. Begun in 1975 in New
England, it spread to Iowa, N.C. and
Florida last simimer. As reported in the
Campus Scenes section of the spring issue
of the "Alumni News," UNC-G's Office on
Con. Ed., along with fi%e other state in-
stitutions, is oilering the program this
The four entrance gates to Guilford
Courthouse .National Militar> Park, a bi-
centennial gift to the comniunitv from
the Guilford Battle chapter, DAR, were
designed b\- Virginia Ford Zeiikc and
Class of '47
NEXT REUNION IN 1982
Nell Swaim Sechrist received the MEd
from UNC-G in May. . . . Sally Williams
Bales, who recently returned to the States
after three vears in Australia, lives at
Route 3, Box 107, New London, NC
Class of '48
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
Nlary Creety Nikas is dir. of the Hambidge
Center, an arts and conservation founda-
tion in Rabun Gap, GA. . . . Martyvonne
Dehonev is chnin. of the .\rt Dept. al
Nancy Hope Willis borrowed a slogan
from Re\lon when she addressed the
monthly luncheon of the United Methodist
Women at West Market Street United
Methodist Church (Green.sboro) in March
Nancx's topic was "touch and glow: get
in touch with God and you will glow."
Blindness is no handicap for this bus\-
mother-wife whose other senses have
become more acute with the loss of sight.
She frequentK' judges rose shows, haxing
learned to identify' tlie scents of 17 \ari-
eties of roses . . . taught bv no less
an authoritv than the late W. Rasmond
Class of '49
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Janie Brooks Grantham and husband Car-
son's two-week Ma\' trip to Greece in-
cluded a one-week cruise in tlu' Greek
Class of '51
NEXT REUNION IN 1981
Madge Hobgood Jones, now retired, li\es
at 1212 E. Elm St., Graham 272.5.3. . . .
Peggy Rimmer Goldstein is a grand-
mother! Gavle Allison Evans was born
Sept. 19 to daughter Susan in Fairbanks,
Class of '52
NEXT REUNION IN 1982
Laura BradfieUI Edwards is a lab tech.
Stone Mountain GA. . . . Ann Griffin Gate
is librarian with the Nash Co. sehs. (315
S. Pearl St., Rocky Mount 27801) . . .
Dorothy Lawrence Bauerle recently com-
pleted a hectic year as pres. of the Mar-
shalltown, Iowa, Federation of Women's
Clubs, which owns and operates a 102-
\ear-old club house. "This past year we
were without caretaker and cateress so
much of the load fell on me. They were
sure a home ec. major could do anything!"
Theodore Leonard (MEd), asst. supt. of
the Lexington schs., was elected pres. of
Catawba College's board of trustees in
Feb. He is the husband of Jacqueline
Cameron Leonard '38. . . . Mary Lovett
Spencer is a teacher in Stafford, TX. . . .
Joan Pharr is with the Christian Rehabili-
tation Ctr. for Women, Charlotte. , . .
Ellen Rickert Leach (MLS '77) is librarian
at Eastern HS, Mebane.
Class of '53
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
Catherine Elmore, assoc. prof, of piano
and musicologs- at Campbell College, pre-
sented a musical "sampler," a piano con-
cert interspersed with comment on de-
velopment of 18th and 19th century Amer-
ican music, as a feature of a "Sunday Hap-
ptMiing," in March at Buies Creek Me-
morial Baptist Church. She received her
PhD in musieology at UNC-CH in 1972
where she had earlier qualified as a master
of music in composition.
Bettie Townsend Radford joined her
husband in Sept. in Stuttgart, Germany,
\\here he has been deput\- dir., office of
resource management, HQ \'II Corps,
since Jan. 1976. 17-year-old Jeffrey at-
tends Stuttgart American HS while sons
William and Fred, and daughter Donna
Class of '54
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Georgia Nicolas \\'cst, who performed in
Winston-Salem's Little Theatre produc-
tion of "Jabberwock" in Feb. returned to
the Little Theatre stage in March in the
lead role in "The Glass Menagerie." . . .
Earlcne \'estal Ward, pres. of Asheboro C,
has taken oxer the operation of .\shmore
Bs. C. in 'Ihomasxille.
Ross-Taylor Update — Eleanor Ross Taylor 'J,6, irho
icith Peter Taylor received an honorary dccjree at la^t
year's eo»i»ieneei)ient, has been named poetry editor
of "Shenandoah," Wasliincjton and Lee's literary
magazine. MeanivJiile, hw^bajid Peter has a neir coUeetion
of shoit stories, titled "In the Miro District and Other
Stories," recently released by .Alfred A. Knopf. The
Taylors dii'ide time between Cliarloftesrille irliere lie
holds the Univ. of Virc/inia creative irriting post
left vacant by William Faulkner's death, and Key West,
Fla., irhich has become the gatlierivg place for
Children First — That's Minta McCollnm Saunders' '66
number one priority in her new job as assf.sfawi secretary
in the N.C. Department of Human Resources. Appointed
by Gov. .Jim Hunt in April, Minta who received bachelor,
ma.vters and doctorate degrees at UNC-G, will coordinate
private, .'itate and federal programs for child development
ajid service programs. The Reidsville psychologist,
moflier of two, lias directed infant care projects on the
campus and recently directed a mother-infant research
project in Greensboro. She also taught at Rockingham
Community College and served as research as.tistant
professor at UNC-CH's School of Public Health.
Class of '55
NEXT REUNION IN I980
hail Battle, son of Terry Gaulden Battle,
won first place in the First Preslnterian
Church Organ Playing Competition held
in March in Ottumwa, Iowa. A junior at
UNC-G working toward a degree in
music historv, he is asst. organist at
Greensboro's First Pres. Ch. . . . Marie
Moore Summers is director of Cane Creek
Day Camp at lier home on Cane Creek
near Chapel Hill. .
has joined the stall
Charlotte ad ageiic)
. . Martha Washam
)f The Downs Group,
as art director.
Class of '56
NEXT REUNION IN 19E
Libby Hill, who works full time and
ihmteer at the Lincoln Park Zo
finds time to "run " the Evanston (IL) En-
\ ironniental Assn., of which she is a steer-
ing committee member. E\anston is one
of a few communities which has an energ\'
policy as part of its comprehensive plan.
The association is installing solar collec-
tors and wind generators on the roof of
the Ecology Ctr. BIdg., as well as spon-
soring seminars and workshops to educate
the public as to what makes a strong
community ener.g\' policy.
Jane Walton D'Auvray played the title
role of Iledda in UNC-G Theatre's studio
production of Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler."
CLASS OF 1952. Row 1 (left to right): Peggy Arthur Miller,
Roddy Rau Flow, Mary Rose Compton Decker, Babs Jordan
Deatherage, Jane Kirkman Smith, Bunny Greenberg Paul, Nancy
Jo Everhart Bowser, Mary Ola Lilley Peele, Millie Newitt Hogo-
boom. Dr. Eugenia Hunter, Gloria IVIonk Smith, Edna Friedman
Bernanke, Marilyn Tolochko Shapiro, Eugenia McCarty Bain,
Glenna Byrd Kluttz, Anne Whittington McLendon. Row 2: Tommie
Haywood Brockmann, (skip across) Janie Smith Archer, Pat Mills
Bracey, Anne Russell Applegate, Patty Hege Garrison, Alma Davis
Peebles, Shirley Smith O'Brien, Mary Alice Turner Ipock, Gean
Claire Jones Gault, Jeanne Pinner Hood, Elizabeth Mcleod
Sherwood, Mary Ann Ward Hester, Betty Lou VanHook Levenson.
Row 3: Betty Grey Harrington Griffin, Nancy Gray Winslow, Betsy
Richardson Ripple, Gerry Harmon Burch, Helen Day Haynes,
Rosemary Boney Neill, Martha Lohr Smith. Millicent Simon
Ginburg, Frances Hunt Hall, Dot Scott Paetzell, Carolyn Moon
Sharpe, (skip across) Nancy Moore Gates, Hazel Dale Shores,
Kathryn "Doodle" Kirschner Bentz. Row 4: Ellen Rickert Leach,
Rose Fincher Patterson, Mary Jo Phillips Hutchinson, Patsy
Wagoner Ralls, Fay Morgan Worsham, Ellenor Eubanks Shepherd,
Doris Huffines Bernhardt, Jean Rotha Blake, Betty Duncan
Friddle, Colista Weisner Price, Betty Will McFJeynolds Layson,
Nancy Medford, Jo Carroll Thomason, Mickey Phillips Worrell,
Ellen Shuford Biggs. Row 5: LaRue Johnson Wright, Carolyn
Neece Dawson, (down-a-step) Margaret Sutton Nicholson, Mary
Idol Breeze, Mary Evelyn Trott Mebane, Jean Andrews Earn-
hardt, Lucy Page Wagner, Emily Micol Hargrove, Beth Bracken
Coleman, Peggy Johnston Alspaugh, Barbara Jobe Michos, Betty
Petrea Kornowski, Joyce Howe Wagner. Row 6: Susan Hooks
Aycock, Betty Bullard, June Rainey Honeycutt, Carol Rogers
Needy, Betty Green Hauser, Judy Welsh Nixon, Katherine Furr
Reid, Carolyn Burton Landers, Pat Miller Lamachio, Louise
Hodges Baker, Jean Okey Leonard. Row 7: Mattie Barringer
Kelly, Joan Taylor Munger, Jane Sarsfield Shoaf, Emily Williams
Scott, Hilda Marston Langley, Jeanne Straiton Craig, Janice
Murchison Johnson, Pat Anderson Sholar, Ann Griffin Gate, Nan
A Winning Coach — Jennifer Alley '72 iMSPE)
coached High Point College women's basketball team
to fifth place in the National AIAW tournament in
Los Angeles and won plaudits from an Olympic committee-
man. Dr. Jack Bailey. Bailey, who watched the competition
for future Olympic hopefuls, observed, "High Point
College has one of the best disciplined and finest coached
teams in the country. Pni especially impressed with the
coaching style and techniques of Jennifer Alley . . . one
of the best young coaches I have ever seen." Jeymifer's
High Point team won the regional championship after
an unbeaten (27-0) season.
Class of '57
NEXT REUNION IN 1982
Ann Mcintosh Hoflfclder and husband
Robert have a lot in common. Both earned
their masters from UNC-CH and their
doctorates from U. and MD, and botli
teach at Cumberland C; Ann is assoc.
prof, of Chemistry and Robert is pro-
fessor and head of Dept. of Sociology.
They have two children, 1.3 and 11 (Box
989,' Collese Sta., Williamslnirg, KY).
Class of '58
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
Pat Addison (MEd), in her 11th season
coaching at Greensboro Grimsley after
five years at Kiser JH, was featured in a
Coaches Profile in the "Greensboro Dail\-
News" in Feb. The veteran coach (for
girls basketliall and \olleyball) formerK'
coached golf at Grimsley where her teams
captured three successix'e state champion-
ships. Favorite sports are tennis and water
Edith Conrad conducted a workshop en-
titled "Don't Sell Yourself Short," at the
Greensboro YWCA this spring.
Virginia Johnson McQueen is a sec. in
Mt. Hope, W\'A.
"Corkv" Goodnight Galphin and Robert,
a daughter, Cordelia Rebtcca, Oct. 29.
Class of '59
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Anne Kcssler Shields. W'inston-Saleni
printmaker, was on hand to discuss her
work at the opening of the "Working
Drawings" exhibit at the Arts Coimcil
Gallery at Winston-Salem's Hanes Com.
Ctr. in Feb, . . . Angela Young Harrell
lives at 661 Aknakoa St., Kailna, Hawaii
967.34, where her husband, a commander
in the USX, is stationed.
Class of '60
NEXT REUNION IN 1980
Suzanne Hanirick Morrisett was alto
.soloist in fan. with the lohnson Cit\ S\m-
phonv and Milligan College Concert
Choir. She is soloist at St. Paul's Kpiscopal
Ch., Kingsport, T\, and has appeared with
the King.sport Symphony, the Bristol Con-
cert Choir and at many colleges in the
Class of '61
NEXT REUNION IN 1981
Ann Brandon Burke, who joined the staff
of the Guilford Co. Ag. Ctr. in .April as
an assoc. home ec. agent, is working on a
master's in foods and nutrition at L'NC-G.
. . . Lorraine Khouri (MEd., EdD '77) is
an asst. prof, of phys. ed. at SUNY —
Cortland, NY. . . . Peggy Richardson
represented UNC-G at the inauguration of
Mary Evelyn Blagg Hue\- as President of
Texas Women's U., Denton, TX, in .April.
Class of '62
NEXT REUNION IN 1982
.Marie Burnctte, a new member of the
U\C-G Musical .Arts Guild lioard, was
chosen employee of the year at Mobile
Home Industries where she is insurance
super\ isor. . . . Mary Ruth Linville Juniper
lives in Bloomington, IN, where her hus-
band is dean of public and en\"ironmental
affairs at the U. of Indiana.
Carol .Mann finished fourth in the Dinah
Shore Winners Circle golf tournament,
two strokes back of the winner, earning
SU.OtIO for her efforts. She pla%s about
two-thirds of the LPGA events and lanks
fourth among the all-time money-winners
during her 16 years on the tour. Rela.xing
after a tournament means going back to
her townhou.se in Baltimore to her "trees,
plants, quiet balconies, and good records."
. . . Sarah Moore ShofFner has been pro-
moted to a.sst. prof, in the UXC-G Dept.
of Home Economics.
Sue Williams Keith and lames, a daughter,
Sarah Neil, Jan. 16. '
Class of '63
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
Sue Daughtridge Guthrie is a computer
programmer in Picayune, MI. . . . Intaglio
prints In Anita Jones Stanton were ex-
hibited at Mebane's Firehouse Galler>'
in Ian. .A former art consultant with the
Hamlet cit\ schs. and art instr. at Rich-
mond Tech. Inst., she now dexotes full
time to her drawing, painting and etching.
Recent exhibits were at the .American
Inst, of Architects, Raleigh, and at the
Carolina Christmas Classic in Columbia,
S.C. Her work has also been accepted for
the Disney World Art Festival.
SECOND DEGREE RECIPIENTS
(Completed in Dec. 1976)
'A~ - Nell Swaim Sechrist (MEd)
'61 — Lorraine Khouri (EdD)
Yi2 - Bobbie McNair McCaskill (MEd)
'66 — Linda Saniet Lurey (MM)
'6S - Janet Chisholm Brieck (.NILS)
'71 - Brenda Kimble Moon (EdS); Vickie
.Mabe Campbell (MSBE)
'72 - Beverly Beach Parker (MLS); Sarah
'73 — Mary Campbell Gardner (MEd);
Roger Kirkman (MBA)
'74 - Charles Altschul (MBA); Joseph
Hall (PhD); Lee Kinard (MA); Elizabeth
Talbert (PhD); Thomas Tokarz (PhD);
lerrv Warren (MLS)
'7.5 - Neill Clegg (MM); Claudia Gill
Green; (MSHE); Donald Hall (PhD);
Anthony Mander (PhD); Jane McLeod
(-\IFA); Susan Morris McQuinn (MM);
Carol Northcott (MEd); Ann Robinson
Yelton (PhD); Kathleen Snvder Somers
(MEd); Rebecca Solomon (MEd)
THIRD DEGREE RECIPIENTS
(Completed in Dec. 1976)
'62 - Sarah Moore Shoffner (PhD)
'69 - Cora Lee \\ ethcrington (PhD)
Class of '64
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Leigh Ellen Parker, nine-yr.-old daughter
of Ellen Rochester Parker, made her na-
tionwide television debut in April in
Greensboro. She was winner of WFMY'-
T\"s contest for the best story idea sub-
mitted by a youngster for use on "Kids-
world," the 1 p.m. Saturda\' syndicated
show which features young reporters. Her
winning entry suggested a story about a
neighbor's solar heating installation which
uses the swimming pool as a storage miit.
"This is Liigh Ellen Parker reporting for
'Kidsworld' from Greensboro, N.C.," .said
the \oung reporter as she wrapped up the
tcle\ision session. Her only worry is that
her big moment will be shown next fall
when she'll be in London, but the local
station has promised to sideotape the
show so she can see it when she returns.
In Sept. the whole Parker familv is going
to London where her father, Elwood
No Playboy Bunnies — The bunnies that Michael Garner
'7') raises are irark. not play, but he enjoys every minute.
Mike started raising bunnies during liis junior year
on campus. Now working in Lexington as a recreation
coordinator, he has a tiobby uiiich )ias grown to about
7.5 rabbits. He e.rhibits some la Flemish Giant named
MG 7, hopped oif with Best of Breed trophy at the
AU-Soiithern Grand Fi7ials recently), sells some for pets
and eats a few to keep his herd down. Mike says
domestic rabbit is the most nutritious meat known to man.
Ebony Bachelorette — Gwendolyn Harrington '7Jt was
featured as an "Ebony" bachelorette in May but it was
Iter work rather than a swinging image that interested
the magazine. "They were most interested in the job,
what black women were into, the diversity of the black
female experience," she said in a newspaper interview.
She is an art instructor for the High Point recreation
department, but her real interest in art is people.
"There's a woman in High Point I want to paint. She
wears this bandana and an apron all the time. .
When I see her there's something about her that says
there's a struggle . . . what it's all about to survive."
Parker, who teaches math at Guilford C.
(but will be teaching Quakerism in Ensj-
land) will spend a Semester Abroad with
30 Guilford students.
Alice Scott Armtield (MEd), principal
of Millis Road Sch., Greensboro, for 14
rears, was named 1977 Boss of the Year
i)y the Nat Greene Chap, of ABWA. . . .
Jeanne Tannenbaum is a hospital admin-
istrator in Baltimore. . . . Elizabeth Tetter-
ton Joseph is a jjrad. student at U\C-G.
Greensboro's Junior League opened its
community course for pro\isional members
to the public this spring. Betty Ward
Cone moderated a panel on major en-
vironmental issues facing Greensboro and
Guilford County; and Barbara Wells Sa-
rudy '69, director of Youth Care Inc., and
Claudette Graves Burroughs '61, a juxenile
court counselor, were panelists on a pro-
gram focusing on juvenile justice.
Betty Ward Cone was named Outstand-
ing Young Woman of Greensboro by the
Greensboro Jaycettes at their Inaugural
Ball in April. Carol Slawter Sanders '70
was presented the President's Award in
recognition of her outstanding work as
a board member.
Class of '65
NEXT REUNION IN 1980
Katherinc Buie ^■ance ttatlus in Gaines-
\'ille, FL. . . . Geraldine Kennedy Cas-
tillejos is a teacher in Philadelphia. . . .
Julianne Scurry is a psychological con-
sultant in Albuquerriue, \M.
Phyllis Shaw lives at 1801 Wright Ave.,
Greensboro 27403. . . . Barbara Tice
Williams teaches gifted children in Vista,
CA (2344 Mira Sol, 92083).
Frances Guice Rogers and Alex, a son,
James Alexander, March 2.
Class of '66
NEXT REUNION IN 1981
Jacqueline Abrams Wilson and husband
Phillip are enjoying the States after five
years in Belgium (205 Parkmont Dr.,
Greensboro 27408). . . . Marianne Bell
Gurley is a weaving instructor in the
UNC-G Art Dept. . . . Shirley Hendrix
is a computer analyst in Chamblee, GA.
. . . Gayle Lance Hampton lives in
Ontario, Canada, where husband Jack is
credit mgr. for Chrvsler Credit Canada,
Ltd. New address: 3477 Rubens Ct.,
Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7Ni3K3. . . .
Linda Liu-cy (MM), pianist, was among
artists presented in Feb. by the Guilford
College Sunday Afternoon Musicale. A
?ligh Point native who has studied at
Florida State U. and a student of Warren
Rich of New York and David Pinnix,
Greensboro, she has concertized extensive-
ly for children's charities.
Gail Phillips Stiles teaches home ec at
Robbins\ille HS. . . . Betsy Reinoehl
Causey, part-time financial .sec. for Pres-
bytery of Cincinnati, still finds time for
her children (5 and 7), teaches a weekly
Bible class at home, teaches piano, sings
in her husband's 100-voice church choii'
and takes voice lessons. . . . Judy Ritchie,
minister of Music and Youth Activities
at Chadbourn (NC) Bapt. Ch., received
her masters of church music from South-
western Baptist Theological Seminary in
1973 after teaching music in Brazil for
the Foreign Mission Board of the Sou.
Bapt. Conxention for two years. . . .
Marcia Roe is with the Urlian Observator\'
of Nashville in the field of child neglect
and abu.se. . . . Martha Roe Liles is an
ex. a.sst. with Cambridge Properties, Inc.,
a Raleigh-based land deselopment corp.
Nan Rufty went with the "Saturday
Review" tour to Moscow and Leningrad
last year to see the ballet. . . . Linda
Samet Lurey (MM '77) teaches piano in
Greensboro. . . . Mary Joan Sharp Bowen
and husband teach a >'oung couples' class
at their church in King.sport, TN, many
of whom are UNC-G grads. . . . Carolyn
Simpkins Turner is a member of the
N.C. A&T State U. Home Ec. faculty.
. . . The west wing of the Mary Duke
Biddle Music Bidg. at Duke U. has been
named for Alyse Smith Cooper, a member
of the Duke U. Bd. of Trustees. Alyse is
also on the UNC-G Excellence Fund
board, the Presidential Advisers Bd. of
Elon C, and the Board of Visitors of
Sandra Smith Cowart of Greensboro was
one of fourteen interior designers who
created rooms for the N.C. Symphony
Decorator House which was open for 12
days in April in Greensboro. Sandra
created a peach frappe "sojourn" family
or guest room with chintz-covered love-
seats-sleepers grouped in front of a re-
production of a Louis XV fireplace. . . .
Linda Stein Wienir is program coordinator
of foster care services for the develop-
mentally disabled at Family and Children
Services in the Kalamazoo, Ml, area. . . .
Betty Theiling Anderson, who teaches
chemistry part-time to med. tech. stu-
dents at Charlotte Memorial Hosp., has
a new address: 3000 Simmon Tree Rd.,
Matthews, NC 2810.5.
Joanne Tripp, who was married to
Ralph Emerson March 2, 1976, is a mem-
ber of the UNC-C historv facultv (Box
257, Newell 28126) . . . Agnes Walters
Bengel is a part-time Eng. member of the
Eng. faculty at Guilford C. while working
on her doctorate at U.\C-G. . . . Laura
Winstead Pratt, who is in general practice
in Banner Elk, is .sec. of the Avery Co.
Med. Soc. and the med. staff of Cannon
Memorial Hosp. She is also a member of
the Johnson Cit\-, TN, s\'mphony.
Class of '67
NEXT REUNION IN 1982
Judith Swann Campo is a Inner for
Da\isson's, Atlanta. . . . Sarah Wicker
McCarty teaches in Auburn, AL.
Class of '68
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
Barbara Breithaupt Bair (MEd), a member
of the UNC-G music faculty, was head
of a project made possible by a $7,3(X)
grant from the Robeson Co. schs. which
enabled four UNC-G students to teach
drama and music in the Robeson Co.
schools where there were no regular
teachers in those subject areas. She was
assisted by Dr. Ethel Glenn of the Drama
and Speech Dept. . . . Judith Brinkley
Berry is with Eastern Air Lines reserva-
tions oflice, Charlotte. . . . Carol Chisholm
Brieck (MLS '76) is a media coordinator
at Sedge Garden Elem. Sch., Kerners-
ville. . . . Elizabeth Crittenden is regional
rep. for Kazuko Hillyer, international con-
cert management. New York.
Elsa Eysenbach McKeithan and hus-
band Kent, both alums, can give some
pointers on earning a doctorate and caring
for twins at the same time. Elsa re-
ceived her PhD from the University of
Pittsburgh in January, but it was nearly
three years ago that she and Kent had
twin daughters. According to Kent's
mother, Dell Lambeth McKeithan, who
received a master's on campus in 1967.
"they dealt with the surprise in remark-
able fashion and even had (the babes)
interested in the time-consuming writing
of the dissertation. I'm told that when
scribbling at their table and asked what
they were doing, (the twins) informed tJie
questioner that they were writing a dis-
Phyllis Gardner Cooper recently moved
to Anderson, SC, where she devotes full
time to being a housewife and mother to
Landmark Saved — When art teacher BiUie Rivers Allen
'J,6 learned eight yeatv ago that the Octagon House was
to he razed, she saved the Laurens (S.C.) landmark from
the bulldozer, then undertook research into the history
of the 1S62 structure which led to the College of
Willia7n and Mary library and an early 19th century
book, "Home for All: The Octagon Hou^e," by Architect
Orson Fowler. The Octagon House was found to be one
of the few examples of Fowler's inspiration still in
existence, thus historically significant. Government funding
is helping in its restoration, and the entire community is
involved, in preserving its heritage of an earlier Ainerica.
three-vear-old Kristin (Route 1, Cumlier-
land Way, 29621), . . . Emmylou Harris
won a Grammy for best country Mical
performance by a lady for her "Elite
Hotel" at the 19th annual Gramm\'
Awards show in Feb. . . . Christine
Isley will be the leading soprano for the
resident opera compan>- of Innsbruck, Aus-
tria, for the upcoming fall season. She has
sung with the Bronx Opera and the Bel
Canto Opera House, toured with the Na-
tional Opera Co. and the Goldoski Opera
Co. and was with the New York City Opera
chorus for a year before going to Ger-
many, then Innsbruck. . . . Cynthia Knight
Adelman is a SS claims adjuster in
Riva, MD. . . . Cheryl Koenig Kelling
lives in Concord where her huslmnd is an
Barbara Leary is a book bu\er in Gold-
en, CO, . . . Alice Jane Lewis (MS) li\es
at 271.3 Luther Dr., Apt. 204. Ames, Iowa
.50010. . . . Sherry McCullough Johnson
of the "Greensboro Daily News" won sec-
ond place (all newspapers) for reporting
on home furnishing and gardening at
the N.C. Press Women's Spring Institute
awards ban(iuet. Other alumnae winn^-rs
were: Rose Zimmerman Post '48, "The
Salisbury Post," first place in Features
(under 35,000), third in Colunms (all news-
papers) and honorable mention in Inter-
views (all newspapers); and Penny Muse
Abernathy '73, "Charlotte Observer," third
place in Layout (oxer 35,000). . . .
Nan Ray Fesko, who receixed her MEd
at Old Dominion U. last year, is a speech
pathologist in \'irginia Beach.
Jim Rickards, an asst. to the Guilford
Co. manager for operations and the coun-
ty's unofficial "artist-in-residence," held his
first art show in April at the Greensboro
Public Library. Painting is a hobln- and
he specializes in pen and ink and dabbles
in acrylics. . . . Susan Settlemxre Williams,
an active member of the Virginia chapter
of Common Cause, edited a weekK- news-
letter for Common Cause activists dining
the Virginia General Assembly session,
and plans to edit a riuarterly newsletter.
"Purely voluntary, but very rewarding and
educational" . . . Chris Smith (MA),
UNC-G .grad. asst., exhibited joottery at
Greensboro's Green Hill Art Gallers's
"flashback to the 50s" show in March, , , ,
Jeanctte Smith Black lives at Spinozalaan
135, \'oorl)urg. The Netherlands.
Joyce Davis Tynes and loc, a daughter.
Tiffany Ann, Jan. 20; Annie Laura Jones
Pickett and Wa>'ne, a son, Eric Waxne,
Dec. 20; Pat Rods Cross and Pete, a son,
Brandon Seth, Dec. 3; Sue Swavngin Cox
(MEd '74) and Ralph, a son, Michael
Andrew, Ian IS.
Class of '69
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Barbara Belding Vraney is a librarian in
Hampstead, MD. . . . Helen Cosgrove
Cecil is mgr. of a Raleigh apartment com-
plex. . . . Susan Courville Baldwin, loan
mgr. in the Raleigh Income Property Div.
of Cameron-Brown, Ralei.gh, has been pro-
moted to asst. vice pres. . . . Clifton Eason
has been promoted to an a.ssociate actuary
with Pilot Life Ins. Co., Greensboro.
Gail Helderman Maynard was one of
13 ASID members who designed room
settings for the "Decor '77 Pavilion" at
the Southern Living Show held in Char-
lotte in Feb. . . . \lartha Hines Chaffins.
who holds the rank of Capt., is Chief. Per-
sonnel Management Div., US Arm\- Re-
gional Personnel Center, Bamberg, FRG
(APO NY 09139). . . . Betty Sue McRary
is a legal sec. in Greensboro. . . . Mar-
cella Reed Dunn is an attorney in Raleigh.
Judy Self Johnson is a home ec agent
for Anson Co. . . . Brenda There Jones
teaches in Columbus, G.\. . . . Barbara
Wells Sarudy was among 22 persons ap-
pointed by Gov. Jim Hunt to ser\e on
the reorganized Gosernor's Crime Com-
mission. . . . Cora Lee Wetherington (MA
'72, PhD '77) is asst. prof, of P.svchologN-,
Class of 70
NEXT REUNION IN 1980
Louise Allen Hamer ncciitK' (oltlir.itcd
two big events: the birth of her first child,
a daughter, Melissa, Feb. 8, and her hus-
band's retirement from the USAF and
their return to the States after SVa years
in the Panama Canal Zone, They live at
4947 Bethel Church Rd„ Columbia, SC
2920fi. . . . Beverly Babcock, who was
married to Rvland Dodson, an attornev,
No\'. 28, is dir. of the Dainille Speech iSc
Hearing Ctr. (Rt. I. Box 46. Ringgold.
\'A 24586), . . . Barbara Benson Gunler
teaches in Winston-Salem.
Virginia Budny (MFA) has Ijcen pro-
moted to asst. prof, in the UNC-G Art
Dept. . . . Jill Greene Roach teaches in
Kannapolis. . . . Bonnie Lash Clarke is
an early childhood insti'. with the Moore
Laborator\' Sch., Winston-Salem. . . .
Milzie Pearson Brandon is an accountant
with Texico Inc., Atlanta.
Charter members of Southern .\rtists
Agenc\', which \\'as recently organized in
Greensboro to popularize N, C, artists in
the Soutlieast. inckule Linda Rollins
Hodierne, pres, of Greensboro Artists'
League, Kitty Marsh Montgomery '58
(MFA '71) of the Davidson Com, C, art
faculty, Zora Daniel Bunin '55, who
specializes in animal portraits, and Wil-
liam Mangum '75, 'The agency offers
a speakers bureau, jurors for local, state
and regional competitions, training pro-
grams and seminars for art organizations,
and new works for out-of-state sales
Celia Snavely has been appointed instr,
in medicine (med, social work) and an as-
soc, in medical social science and marital
health at the Bowman Gray Sch. of
Medicine of Wake Forest U. Her new
position combines teaching and research
responsibilities. . . . John Nelson Snyder
Jr., husband of Betty Jones Snyder '70,
is an attorney in New York City.
Greensboro writer Sally Van Noppen
Anderson was listed in "Best American
Short Stories of 1976 " for her short story,
"En\y," first published in the Winter 1975
issue of "The Greensboro Review." Also
included in the list was "Consumption,"
by Lee Zacharius of the UNC-G English
faculty. It first appeared in the Spring
1975 issue of the "South Dakota Review."
Class of 71
NEXT REUNION IN 1981
Margaret Adair Rountree Hevl, PhD can-
didate at UNC-G (Child Dev. & Family
Relations), spent six months last year
stud\'ing at the U. of Uppsala, Sweden,
and the U. of Copenhagen, on a New
York U. Study Abroad program. She also
did two independent studies in Scotland
and England. . . . Jane Burruss Clayton
is with the Richmond Co. Dept. of Social
Services. . . . Linda Da\-id Crowder is a
teacher in Roanoke, \'A. . . . Raynette
Greene Covington is a teacher in Char-
lotte. . . . Carol Griffith, flight attendant
for Piedmont Airlines for fi\e years has
been sec. for the local union of Assn. of
Flight Attendants (AFL-CIO) for the past
two >ears, and is a candidate for a na-
tional committee post.
Margaret Grose Lawson is an actuarial
analyst in the pension dept. of Pacific
Mutual Life Ins. Co., Newport Beach,
CA. . . . Linda Harrison commutes from
Winston-Salem to Mt. Airy where she
teaches pub. sch. music. . . . Anne
Hathaway helped develop an individual-
ized math program at Northeast JH, Mc-
Leansville, where she teaches 7th gi'ade
math. Slie is currentlv working toward a
MLS dcgiee at U\C-G. . . . Cheryl Hatley
Knight, continuitx director for WBIG
A New Mission — Jide Spach '76
iMEdi, former missionary and
irorldicide moderator of the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.), ivill become ad-
ministrator in August of the Triad
United Methodist Home, a retire-
ment center to be built in Wi^iston-
Salem. An Air Force pilot in WW II,
Jide flew missions over Italy as a
B-2If Liberator pilot and, after his
plane crashed in IHH, was held
prisoner until liberated by Patton's
Third Army. From 1051-1976, he
iras an educational missio7iary in
Brazil, heading the Fifteenth of
November College and helping de-
velop the ABC Crusade u-hi'ch of-
fered food "schotar.'ihip.'i" and taught
a half-million persons to read. In
his iirir position, he will help in
fund-raising, promotion and policy-
making for the $5 million retirement
facility to be constructed ivithin
the ne.rt tu-o years.
Radio in Gieensliorn. sa> s there is iie\er
a dull moment in her work. During a
March interview with GGO celebrity
Donna Fargo, Cher\l recei\ec! a bom!)
tlireat on the talk show phone. "Donna
took it all in stride, standing outside in
the freezing rain while the police searched
the building, and then trooping back in
to finish the show an hour later."
Evelyn Howell Wetzel teaches in Dal-
ton, GA. . . . Beverly Ijames Williams is
\oluntecr services coordinator for the
Guilford Co. Dept. of Social Services and
works closeK- with the UN'C-G student
volunteer center. . . . Anne Jackson Del
Casino e.\pects to complete law studies
in May (67 Strathmore Lane, Rockville
Centre. NY 11.570). . . . Susan Johnson
Overman teaches in Camden Countv (1800
County St.. Elizabeth City 27909). . . .
Mary Kendall Foushee does substitute
teaching in Wilmington. . . . Junko Kil-
biirn teaches in Fayette\ille.
Ardis Koester (PhD '75) is a textile and
clothing specialist with the Oregon State
U. E.\t. Serv. . . . Carolyn Lackey is on
the faculty of the Dept. of Food Science
and Human Nutrition at Michigan State
U., East Lansing. . . . Robin Lehrer is
Vance-Granville Communitv C.'s Visiting
Artist for '76-77. She holds an MFA in
painting and drawing from the Claremont
Graduate Sch. in Cal. and has exhibited
in numerous group and one-woman shows.
. . . Virginia McAllister, who earned an
associate degree in nursing at Central
Piedmont Com. C, is with the cardio-
\'ascular reco\ery unit for open heart
surgery at Charlotte Memorial Hosp. She
plans to attend Charlotte Memorial's Sch.
Charles Martin (MFA) is ex. dir. of
Thompson Theatre, NCSU; district judge
for the High Drama Assn. in Goldsboro
and Gastonia; and founder of Raleigh
Assn. of Theatres, an organization for
directors, managers, and others in charge
of theatres in the Raleigh area. . . .
Bonita May Metz moved to England in
Oct. after six months in Thailand and the
Philippines. Her husband, a US.-\F capt,,
is stationed at Lakenheath .•Kir Base for
three years. . . . Cheryl Morris Eckstam
is asst. dean of students, U. of \'.\. . . .
Mary Morris Wasson (MA) is a meml^er
of the faculty at UNC-Wilmington. . . .
Millie Moore (M.A), who received a PhD
in early childhood education at George
Peabody C. for Teachers, is regional co-
ordinator for the Tennessee Office of
Judy Oakley Gerner is a branch mgr.
for NCNB, Whitsett. . . . Cheryl Parry is
a research a.sst. in the Pol. Sci. Dept. at
Stanford U, and plans to enter law school
ill the fall. . . . Iris Peterson i.s a Social
Securitv- claims rep. in Wilmington, XC.
. . . Gayle Pipkin, drama grad. stu. at
UNC-G, conducted si.x weekly drama
workshops for teens at Greensboro's
YWCA this spring. . . . Nancy Ramsay,
who graduated from I'nion Theological
Seminary with a Doctor of Ministrv' de-
gree, is an assoc. pastor at Rocky Mount's
First Preslnterian Ch.
Douglass Rhudy is branch mgi'. of
Greensboro's First Peoples Savings & Loan
Assn. and wife Frances Starr Rhudy '71
teaches in the city schools. . . . Charlotte
Roberts Vount is a sales rep. for Smith,
Kline and French Pharmaceuticals, a posi-
tion formerly held by men only. . . .
Alice Robinson Gotten and husband Jerry
Wayne Gotten (MA '73) both work in the
N.C. Collection in WiLson Library, UNC-
CH. . . . Susan Ruzika, aquatic director
of the Greensboro YWCA, gave three
lectures on teaching different age groups
to swim at the .■Kciuatic Instructor Training
Seminar in High Point in April. . . .
Deborah Steagall Lundmark teaches math
in \'ero Beach, FL (2210 47th Ave.
Carolyn Stearns York and husband Guy,
both teachers in the Sanford-Lee Co. sch.
system, were featured in "Who's Who" b>'
the "Sanford Herald" in March. She teach-
es seventh grade language arts and social
studies at Wicker Sch. and he is a mem-
ber of the English faculty at Central HS.
They hav'e visited the European continent
and Britain for the past three years since
they feel that travel as much as anything
adds to a teacher's experiences. . . .
Susan Stroud Williams lived with a family
in Angers, France, last summer while
studving at the university.
Paul Suhr (M.\), who received his MSLS
at UXC-CH, is bibliographer of the N. C.
State Library, Raleigh. . . . Holly Van
Wegen spent a month last summer in
\Vest Germany and Austria visiting re-
latives and friends. . . . Jerri Yancey
Hight teaches kindergarten in Delray
Beach, FL, where her husband helps
manage a wildlife refuge near the Ever-
Class of 72
NEXT REUNION IN 1982
Selby Bateman (MA), staff vwiter with
"Reidsville Review," won a second place
award in the feature writing category for
dailies with circulation under 15,000 at
the 52nd annual awards presentation of
the N. C. Press Assn. in Jan. . . . Marsha
Buckalew is a grad. stu. at Ohio State U.
. . . Lynne B>Td Tyler lives in Fav ette-
V jllc where husband Garv is a Capt with
the U. S. Army Corps of Engrs. (6313
Whitehall Dr., 28303). . . . Johnny Clontz
is asst. dir. of Circle in the Square Drama
School, New York.
Laura Daniels Keever was elected
recording sec. of the Greensboro Pilot
Club in Apr.; Mazie Bain Bullard '43
was one of five new members initiated
into the club. . . . Rosanne Eubanks
Howard is a teacher in the Human Re-
sources dept., Charlotte-Mecklenburg. . . .
Connie Hess teaches art at Turrentine
Middle Sch., Burlington.
When the Frank Holder Dance Co.
performed at the Carolina Theatre in
April they premiered a work entitled
"Knarfs" choreogiaphed by Frank Holder
(MFA) which was inspired b>' the German
Theatre of the Bauhaus; alumni perform-
ing with the group were Dierdre Dias
'75, Catherine Findley '74, Victoria Hend-
erson '75, and Holder. The Dance Co. is
one of si.x southeastern companies listed
in the prestigious Dance Touring Program
of the National Endowment for the .Arts
which includes only 167 professional com-
panies throughout the nation. . . . Susan
Howie Winstead is with MacDonnel Air-
craft Corp., Hazclvvood, MO. . . . Walter
Humphries is a metal fabricator in Lex-
Jim Lancaster (MA '74) has been pro-
moted to asst. dean of .students for student
development and programs at UNC-G. In
his new position he will assist in coordinat-
ing student activities and the development
and supervision of the University Con-
cert/Lecture Series. . . . Judith Ledbetter
DeGroodt, teacher at Armstrong C, is a
violinist with the Savannah Symphony and
the Savannah String Quartet. . . . Linda
Lupton Aschbrenner is a legal secretary/
bookkeeper in Manassas, VA.
Hope Spaulding Beaman (MFA) is di-
rector of Greensboro's Green Hill Art
Gallerv- of which Virginia Grier Booker
'67 is pres. and Sue Kody Scagraves '76
(MFA) treasurer; Alma Bozzuro White '74
and Dorothy Chaudron Latham '69 are
ex. com. members. . . . Jim Stratford,
"Greensboro Daily News" photographer,
was a jud.ge for the Scholastic Art Awards
competition exhibition at Weatherspoon
C;allcrv- and Elliott U. Ctr. in Feb.
Class of 73
NEXT REUNION IN 1978
John William Andrews is a job anaUst
with the Wage & Salary Adm., Greens-
Soprano in Residence — Christine Isley '68 will be
leading soprano with Innsbruck' s residence opera in the
fall after a year of study in Gerinany and a performing
tour of Europe. A J. Spencer Love scholar, Chris
returned to campus to receive a masters in 1972, then
invested five years in study and performance. She sang
with the Bronx and Bel Canto operas, toured with the
National and Goldovsky opera companies, and sang ivith
the New York City Opera before going to Germany last
year. The photo at right shows Chris as Pamina in
Mozart's "The Magic Flute" during the Des Moines
Suinmer Opera Festival.
boio; wife Jo Ann Bcal '76 is a teacher.
. . . Raymond Edward Bell is a banker in
Elon C.; he is married to the former
Nancy Bell '68. . , . Nancy Bishop Kirksey
is an interior designer in Midland, MI. . . .
Nancy Burke Garriss is a sec. in the NC
Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. . . .
Gail Conner is a marketing mgr. in Mon-
mouth Beach, NJ.
Mae Douglas, equal opportunity officer
at Ciba-Geig\', was a panelist on "Ten-
sions in Transition: The Contemporary
Black Woman," the third in ^ a series
sponsored by UNC-G's women's studies
dept. in Feb. . . . Robert Lee Everhart,
Winston-Salem, passed the \. C. State
Board CPA examination in Nov. . . .
Edward L. Frye Jr. is adult choir dir. at
Rural Hall Moravian Church; wife Ann
Winecoff Frye '72 is with Forsyth Tech.
Inst. They have one son. . . . Ross A.
Griffith (MEd) has been named director of
equal opportunity at Wake Forest Uni-
versity, including the Reynolda and Bow-
man Gray School of Medicine campuses.
. . . Emma Heyward is a computer
graphics operator with Duke Power, Char-
Nellie Hiatt Moore teaches in Marietta,
GA. . . . Pam Hill is an interior decorator
in Charlotte. . . Ronald Hughes, husband
of Toni Hinton Hughes '67, is a med. stu.
at UXC-CH. . . . Laura Kirkman Mc-
Collum mo\ed last Aug. to Sanford where
she teaches third giade at Mcher School.
. . . Frank Nicholson is credit and office
mgr. for Lowe's in Rock Hill. SC.
Lala Ann Parkin Powell is an acctg.
instr. at Central Piedmont Com. C, Char-
lotte. ... Jo Anne Smith Doyle has been
promoted to asst. \p with Booke & Co.,
Winston-Salem. . . . Linda Smith Sink
has been named marketing director of
Guaranty State Bank, Durham. . . .
Janet Stanley Walters, interior design and
planning .specialist with Wachovia Bank
& Trust, Winston-Salem, has been elected
general services officer. . . . Stan Swofford,
general assignment reporter for the
"Greensboro Daily News," was a first-
place winner in the spot reporting division
for dailies with circulation of 35,000 or
more at the 52nd annual awards pre-
sentation of the N. C. Press .-Vssn. in
Class of 74
NEXT REUNION IN 1979
Andrew Bondy is an asst. prof, of psychol-
ogy at Rutgers U. . . . Marianne Buie
Gingher (MFA), lecturer in creative writ-
ing at UNC-CH where she teaches writing
and children's literature, conducted a
short story seminar at the City Rec. Ctr.,
in Burlington in Feb. . . . Larry Chilton
is an accountant in Winston-Salem. . . .
Alice Coe Shore (MEd '76) is a speech
pathologist for the Surry Co. schs. . . .
Karen Davis Hoppe is an aide to Con-
gressman Quayle of Indiana.
Janice E)raughn Snow is a med. tech.
in Elkin. . . . William Hudson, debate
coach at Ledford SHS, Thomas\ ille, re-
ceived the Chester C. Coker "Outstand-
ing Coach Award" at the annual Smoky
Mountain Forensics Invitational Tourna-
ment sponsored by Carson-Newman C.
Earlier this year, he was similairly honored
at the Trinity Forensics Invitational
Tournament. . . . Mary Beth Johnson
Pfaff is an interior designer in Woud-
ridge, CT. . . . Mary Ruth Laverty is a
music teacher in Durham. . . . Brenda
Lunsford Lilly, Michael Lilly '75, and
Craig Spradley '74, members of Greens-
boro's .Acting Company, presented " \
Choice to Make" at the Southeastern
Regional Convention of the Family Serv-
Susan McCaskill Hilton has a new
address; Route 1, Box 7.3, Walnut Cove
27052. . . . Gena McMillan McLendon
is breast cancer nurse coordinator at
Emorv U. Hosp., .\tlanta. . . . Susan
Miles' Keene teaches JH band in Fayette-
ville. . . . Vickie Morrison Weaver teaches
Charles O'Connor, who teaches Eastern
Cultures at High Point HS, recently gave
his class a two-week genealogical search
assignment in preparation for a study of
"Who are the Japanese?" The television
.scries "Roots" and the U.S. -Japanese con-
ference on Cultural and Educational In-
terchan.ge (a N.C. Dept. of Pub. Instr.
project in which educators frimi N.C. and
Japan are compiling a guide for the
teaching of modern Japanese history)
prompted the assignment. The educators
reasoned that it would be good for Amer-
ican students to "self-identify" them.selves
before going into .such a study. . . .
Rosemary Peeler is a day care ctr. director
Jo Anne Pcmberton Lancaster and hus-
band are on the Campus Crusade for
Christ stall in Memphis, TN. . . . Ellen
Presnell Smoak is a clothing agent with
the NC Ag. E.xt. Serv. at A&T State U.
and a part-time grad. student (Home Ec.)
at UNC-G. . . . Cathy Saunders Carlisle
is an interior designer in Rockv Nh)nnt.
. . . Elisabeth Elaine Talbert (MA, PhD
"17) is a psvchologist with the Central N.
C. Sch. for the Deaf, Greensboro. . . .
Thomas Tokarz (MA, PhD '77) is a clinical
psychologist in Merriam, KS. . . . Lynn
Wilson 'Thomas teaches art in New Han-
over Co. schs. (Wilmington).
"Sports Illustrated" topped its college
basketball section in Feb. with a story
on the Yow girls and their part in wom-
en's basketball. The story mentions mom
and pop but it's really about Kay Yow
(MEd), who coaches at NCSU, and sisters
Debbie, who coaches at the U. of KY, and
Susan, who assists Kay. Recommended
reading! Most recent honor for Kay was
selection by a committee of the nation's
top experts in women's sports as coach
of the West squad for the women's all
star basketball game .-Vpril 23 at George
Washington U. Kay coached the .NCSU
Wolfpack this season to a 24-3 record and
a No. 10 national ranking.
Class of 75
NEXT REUNION IN I980
Joanna Beck sang with the New York
City Opera production of "Mefistofele"
this spring at .New York's State Theater
and at Lincoln Center and in Washington
at Kennedy Ctr. She is emplov'ed by the
CBS Morning News in NYC. . . . Susan
Coleman, a clinical counselor of an adoles-
cent psvchiatry unit at Medical University
of S. C. Hospital, has a new address: 87
East Bay St., Charleston 29403. . . .
Lynn Fisher teaches in Favetteville. . . .
Sue Gibson teaches in Pine Hall. . . .
John Franklin Greene is a grad. teaching
asst. at UNC-G where wife Therese Hart-
man Greene is a senior.
Donald M. Hall (MA, PhD '77) is an
asst. prof, of psychology at Radford C. . . .
Lollie Holland is a speech therapist in
Lansdale, PA. . . . Susan Mahaffey Keener
teaches at Revnolds HS, Winston-Salem.
. . . Mary Mclver Eddy is a computer pro-
grammer in Charlotte. . . . Airman Roger
McKoy is a personnel specialist with the
Air Training Command, Columbus, AFB,
Jean Paratore is a teacher/administra-
tor at Southern Illinois U. . . . Barbara
Radnik is a nurse at Baptist Hosp., Wins-
ton-Salem (215 S. Edgeworth St., Greens-
boro 27401). . . . Doris Slate Walls teaches
at Woodlawn Middle Sch., Haw River.
. . . Kathy Jo Snyder Somers is program
dir. for Title \'II Nutrition Program for
the Elderly in High Point. . . . Frances
Tedder Hines is a family counselor with
the Newport News Juvenile Court; hus-
liand Douglas Wade Hines '76 owns a
Dale Terrv works in human research at
U. of Kansas Med, Ctr. and the Mid-
Hollywood Honcho — Tony Clay '76
appeared in tiro TV roles (as A.F.
recruit and courtroom bailiff) in
"Sgt. Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air
Force" which will be aired on TV in
early fall. Claij. who has been
working at Universal Studios since
Ills arrival )'?( Hollytvood last year,
n/.s-o doubled, for Frank Converse and
Mitch Ryan when not on camera.
His interest in acting began in junior
high school when he produced and
acted in S mm films, using friends as
actors. After viewing Hollywood
films in production, he said, "I was
surprised when I saw they made
films in Hollywood the ivay I used
to back home, only their equipment
is a lot better."
westoin Research Inst. (4102 Clark Ave.,
Apt. 4, Kansas City, MO 64111). . . .
Phyllis Terry McCormick, a nurse, is a
student in the ob-gyn nurse practitioner
pro.ijram at the Med. C. of VA. . . .
Frances Watson is program and publicity
dir. for the Richmond YVVCA (Apt. .55,
9012 Patterson, 23229. . . . Martha Wig-
glesworth, who was married Jan. 8 to
John E. Wakim, lives at 694 Meridian St..
Groton, CT 06340. . . . Rita VViggs has
been named head girls basketball coach at
Westover HS, Favette\ille.
Class of 76
NEXT REUNION IN 1981
Tonya Adcox, pianist, and Brian Lee,
violinist and a UN'C-C Sr., gave a joint
concert at the \.C. Museum of Art in
March in Raleigh. She is presently study-
ing with Stuart Prott. . . . Lanny Bischer,
who is with the academic services di%-.
of the UNC-\V Computer Ctr., taught an
introductory course in Dec. on the Hew-
lett-Packard basic computer language of-
fered b>' the Uni\ersity"s office of con-
Pam Blackburn recently inter\iewed
her "second most famous person" when
Mime Claude Kipnis performed at Lenoir
Rhyne College. Pam's "most famous per-
son" is Margaret Meade whom she inter-
viewed when she was invited to Greens-
boro as Harriet Elliott lecturer last year.
Pam, who is assistant to the Community
Life Editor of the Hickory Record, gave
an able assist in lining up a photographer
for the UNC-G alumni gathering at Ca-
tawba Country Club in March. . . . Lynn
Brittian is a nurse at Greensboro's Moses
Cone Hosp. . . . Patricia Ann Bullock is
with Smith Furniture & Gifts, FriendK
Shopping Ctr., Greensboro.
Dale C. Cooper (MSBE), former asst.
to the dean of the UNC-G Sch. of Bs.,
has Ijeen appointed chairman of the Dept.
of Bs. Ed. at Sandhills Com. C. . . .
Laura Gillie Rodgers teaches in the Reids-
\ ille Cit\- schs. . . . Dana Jean Hessee is
a nurse at New Hano\er Mem. Hosp.,
Wilmington. . . . Joy Johnson Holman
teaches in Lexington. . . . Alice Loftin is
a research assistant for the Federal Re-
serve Board, Washington, DC. (1923 Bilt-
more Street, NW.)
Pamela Mays Starnes teaches in Hick-
ory. . . . Lisa Midgett teaches a K-1 class
of economically deprived children at
Jones Elem. Sch., Greensboro. . . . Susan
Milam was married to Isaac Warren Bry-
ant Jr. 76 in Dec. He is working toward
a BS in nuclear medicine at Queens C.
and she is a veterinary asst. at Butler
Animal Hospital (1230 Princeton Ave.,
Charlotte 28209). . . . Brenda Overton
Languirand teaches in Greenville, NC. . . .
Jeanne Pendleton Blackard is an interior
designer in Greensboro.
Cynthia Pierce (MEd) is a copywriter
for WGHP-TV, High Point. . . '. Lisa
Poole is mgr. of the Irmolot Ski Lodge,
Banner Elk. . . . Mary Rodgers Crews is
a nurse at N.C. Baptist Hosp., Winston-
Phil Rubenstein, who eschewed the
business world to return to campus and
earn a drama degree, is working in New
York City where he is already getting a
share of the action. He portrayed Charles
Mosconi, a syndicate hit man, in a Kojak
two-parter in Feb. and has done several
commercials in addition to roles in two
films, "Davey" and "Hooch." He has an
agent and is bunking at his mother's apart-
ment until his family can sell their Greens-
boro home and return to NYC. . . .
Cecily Smith is an asst. Inner for women's
sportswear in Burlington.
Class of 77
NEXT REUNION IN 198f:
Cheryl Cassada Griffin (MLS) is a li-
brarian/media specialist at the Gretna HS,
Gretna, \'A (2865 Westover Dr., Danville,
VA 24541). . . . Kermit Anthony Crawford,
who was awarded a Danforth Graduate
Fellowship for advanced study in psychol-
ogy, will do his grad. work at the U. of
\'A. He is married to Barbara Nobles
Crawford '75, a UNC-G grad. stu. . . ,
Linda Doutt Wood is an accountant in
Greensboro. . . . Naomi Long Richmond
(MEd) teaches home ec at Greensboro's
Gillespie Park JH.
Jane McKinney, violinist, was a member
of the string quartet which performed
with the 37-member UNC-G University
Sinfonia in Apr. . . . Eugene Rees Jr.
(MSBA) has been elected to the NCNB
board of directors, Mount .Airy. . . . Paul
Townsend (\l.\) is with Kirk Rueker Con-
str. Co., Greensboro. . . . Fran Watson
works for a newspaper in Richmond (Apt.
55, 9012 Patterson Ave. 23229). . . .
Charles Wilson (MA), manager of econom-
ic research for Wachovia Bank & Trust,
Winston-Salem, has been elected an asst.
All admissions, employment and promotion
decisions at UNC-G are made without regard
to race, color, sex, national origin or handicap.
'64 — Ann Yarbrough to Lewis Frazier.
'65 — Barbara "Bobbie" Bing to Bruce
Howland Overman Jr.
'68 — Katherine Jones to Phillip Sychra;
Patricia Mae McCoIlum to Berry Victor
Crowder; Priscilla Charlcne Padgett to
Christophei- John Blanchard.
'69 — Shirley Ferguson to E. G. Hara.ge-
ones; Sarah Phillips McManus to Taylor
'70 — Emma Jo Dowd to John Donald
Cuniby; Hollace McLachlan Ashworth to
Sterling Cicero Brvson.
'71 — Christine Anne Locber to Edward
H. Winchester; Harriet Madelon Poe to
Jesse Clyde Banner Jr.; Katura Veronica
Williams to Jimmy Hershel Weatherspoon.
'73 — Patricia Frances Anderson to Paul
Ray Spainhour Jr.; Nancy Brooks Davis
to James Arthur Rogers; Donna Hackney
to Thomas H. Russell Jr.
Marie Hiatt Banner to Robert C. Moore;
Terri Dawn Jordan to Roy Keith Hunter
'76; Sally Ann Shaak (MEd) to leflrev
'74 — Bonnie Jeanctte Blue to Ronald
Clarence Barnes; Karen Suzanne Davis to
John David Hoppe; Georgia Guest to
Joseph .Andrew Williams; Emily Elizabeth
"Hoffman to David Mitchell Hiiishaw.
Bonnie Jane McNeill to Thomas Wil-
liam Ellis III; Susan Elizabeth Willis to
George Washington Capehart III; Martha
Lynn Wilson to Randall Clyde Thomas;
Ninevah Wood to Daniel Rhvne Murray.
'75 — Estha Loretta Carter to James Wil-
liam Shaw; Connie Drum to David Lynn
Carroll; Marsha Dawn Edwards to Thomas
Andrew Edwards; Brona Jane Jeffries to
James Irvin Butler; John Albert Moore to
Fredricka Elizabeth Dixon.
Alice Roslyn Smith to Carl Taylor
Smedberg ('76 MA); Brenda Ann Staley to
Grady Ray Staley; Margaret Eliza Stevens
to James Andrew Staley; Cynthia Dorothy
Weavil to Thomas Victor Gentry; Teresa
Carol Williams to Houston Burgess Lewis.
'76 — Anita Poole Brewer to Rodney
Pulley; Brenda Denisc Clark to Ronald
Keith Murphy; Donald Edward Dalton to
Brenda Diane X'ickers; Delores Ann Gask-
ins to Ricky Glenn Butler.
Neilsa Eileen Mesimore to Ronnie Con-
ley Warren Jr.; Merri Ann Michael to
James Michael Thomas; Susan Milam to
Isaac Warren Bryant Jr. '77; Jackie Marie
Whary to Michael Wayne Carver.
'77 — Linda Vontrice Doutt to Robert Ed-
ward Wood; Sammie Theresa Jochum to
David Mayo Reece; Janet Yvonne Long to
John Russell Teague.
Barbara Parrish, Director of Alumni Affairs
To alumni who are active members
of the Alumni Association — you
who contribute to the University
through Alumni Annual Giving —
is extended the pri\'ilege of suggest-
ing to the Nominating Committee
each year candidates for Associa-
tional offices and trusteeships. To
exercise this privilege prior to the
finalization of the 1977-78 ballot,
you should submit your suggestions
during August and early September.
Two officers will be elected in
1977-78 balloting for terms which
will run from 1978 until 1980: a
First Vice President, who will sen>'e
also as chairman of the Association's
Planning Council, and a Recording
Six trustees will be elected on the
same ballot. The candidates for the
trusteeships will represent alumni
who five in North Carolina con-
gressional districts 1, 2, 3, 9, and 11
and those who li\'e outside- of North
Becky Kasuboski Cook "66 is Sec-
ond Vice President and chairman of
the Nominating Committee. Sug-
gestions for candidates may be
directed to her (2717 Park Oak Drive,
Clemmons, NC) or to any member
of the Committee.
Serving on the Committee for a
second vcar are Alice Thomas Ash-
ton '.35,' Box 527, Route 8, Raleigh;
Alice Ross Austin '45, Box 104,
Lenoir; Jane Walters Bengel '66, 924
Carr St., Creensboro; Gloria Brisson
'71, Box 294, Route 2, St. Pauls; Ann
Hogan Brown '60, Box .3.30, Route
12, Greensboro; Barbara Barnev
Crumley '66, 903 E. Park Dr., Lin-
colnton; John E. Dubel, Jr. '72, Route
4 North Wilkesboro; Aunt' Edwards
Fuller '70, 413 Windsor Dr., Salis-
bury; Betty Lou Mitchell Guigou
'51, 509 Italy St. NE, Valdese; Morie
Murray Howard '34, Box 26, Route
6, Fayetteville; Susan Harrell Irons
'73, 402 James St., Chapel Hill; Ster-
fing Moore Jones '51, 1506 Parker
Lane, Henderson; Paula Fountain
Kermon '64, 202 York Rd., Green-
ville, NC; Dawn Donahue Little '68,
Box 1133, Route 11, Sanford; Ellen
Tucker Lyon '49, 1210 Lake wood
Drive, Greensboro; Ann Little Mase-
more '23, 220 Leak Ave., Wadesboro;
and Jo Couch Walker '57, 515 Alpine
These alumni have been in\ited
to serve a two-year term on the
Nominating Committee: Donna Alls-
brook Brock '64, 27 Beaver Valley
Rd., Asheville; Barbara Horlacher
Brown '70, 2526 Tower Court, Char-
lotte; Elizabeth Clay '38, 1420 Ida
St., Durham; Joanne Horn Eaker '.54,
106 Ridgecrest Ave., Forest City;
Anne Holmes Jones '44, 6122 Lan-
sing Dr., Charlotte; Ellen Rickert
Leach "52, 2726 Blanche Dr., Burling-
ton; Jessie Potts Owens '47, 509
Coharie Dr., Clinton; Enun'e Paul
Singletary '32, 106 S. Aycock St.,
Greensboro; and Efizabeth Parker
Wynne '51, 413 E.' Simmons Ave.,
Eights and Threes
Alumni whose classes end in eight
and tliree will be invited for re-
unions on the campus during the
1978 Commencement Weekend. Fes-
tivities will begin on Friday, May
12, and continue through Sunday
which will be Mother's Day.
The pri\ilege of participation in the
Alunmi Tour Program is extended
to active alumni. Arrangements may
be made, as well, for friends who are
not alumni of UNC-G to travel in
the company of actixe alumni.
Three options are offered for this
fall. On September 17 a tour will de-
part from Green.sboro for GREECE,
to return on the 25th. On September
28 a tour will depart from Columbia
(SC) for HAWAII, to return on
October 5. On October 2 a tour will
dep;vrt from Washington (DC) for
AFRICA, to return on the 13th. De-
tails of cost, departure, reservation,
etc. may be obtained from the
You who want to begin planning
time and money for travel during
1978 will be interested in the Tour
Program's next-year-options. (Please
note that individual trip brochures
are not available until approximately
sbc months prior to the respective
On January 2.3 a tour is scheduled
to depart from Raleigh-Durham for
ACAPULCO, to return the 30th, On
April 29 a torn- will depart from
Washington (DC) for ROME, to re-
turn May 7. On May 16 a fly /drive
tour will depart Greensboro for
GREAT BRITAIN ("home base" will
be Stratford, England; free use of a
rental car — except for gas — will be
included), to return the 24th. On
June 9 a tour \\i.\\ depart Charlotte
for SWITZERLAND, to return the
A txvo-weeks' trip to GREECE/
TURKEY will depart from Charlotte
next August and will include a cruise
of the Greek Isles. On September
19 (1978) a fly/dri\'e tour will depart
from Greensboro for BAVARIA
("home base" will be Inzell, Ger-
many; free use of a rental car —
except for gas — will be included),
to return the 27th.
You are inxited to nominate alumni
who have made "significant contri-
butions to the liberal arts ideal in
Service" for Alumni Ser\'ice Awards
to be presented next Ma\-. Forms for
use in making nominations b\- Jan-
uary 1 may be obtained from the
Q. Will expanded hours for UNC-G
offices pro\'iding information and
services be in effect prior to fall
A. The practice of extending hours
for certain offices \\as introduced
last spring. It was suspended during
the summer but will be resumed
again prior to fall semester regis-
tration which begins August 22.
Plans are to have the following
offices open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Wednesdays: Office of Academic
Advising, Office of Adult Students,
Registrar's Office, Cashier's Office
and Placement Office.
Q. I have enjoyetl the excellent
articles the quarterly magazine con-
tains in each issue, but how about
more news about alumni? It would
be most welcome, especially in
classes prior to 1970. —Alumna, class
A. The kind words arc appreciated,
and the point is well taken that more
news about alumni is desirable.
However, if readers will note, class
notes decline in almost direct pro-
portion to the lapse of time since
graduation. In part, this is due to
the larger graduating classes in
recent >-ears — hence, there are more
alumni to write about. Alumni are
encouraged to send in news about
themselves as well as their class-
mates . . . newspaper clippings,
letters, a note on your annual giving
card. Please help us to keep in touch.
Q. Who can p;irticipate in UNC-G's
Alumni Tour Program? The brochure
says "alumni and immediate family. "
A. Participation is open to "active"
(contributing) members of the
UNC-G Alumni Association. Mem-
bers of their families nia\- accompany
them, and members of immediate
("under the roof) families may par-
ticipate without further gift to the
Alumni Association. University
faculty and staff and parents of
currently enrolled UNC-G students
may also participate by making a
contribution to Universit)- Annual
Gi\-ing. Non-alumni friends may-
participate if they travel in the com-
pany of alumni friends and also
make a contribution to the Uni-
Q. What do the recent HEW de-
segregation guidelines mean for
UNC-G? -Alumnus, class of 1974
A. It's too early to say specifically,
but in general they will retjuire an
increased percentage of black stu-
dents and black faculty at UNC-G,
also, further cooperative programs
with North Carolina A&T. A whole
range of these programs already
exist. Examples of two recent co-
operative programs are described in
this issue in Campus Scene . . .
"Astronomical Grant" and "A Joint
Q. It has recently come to my atten-
tion that the Alumni .Association
continues to send mail addressed to
my maiden name at my parents'
address. I have been married for
three years, and they are beginning
to feel annoyed at forwarding my
alumni mail. Please note the follow-
ing change for your address files.
—Alumna, class of 1972
A. Although >'0u did not ask a ques-
tion, there was one implied. Since
letters of this sort are frequently
received, we feel it important to note
the reason addresses are not cor-
rected. In 99 per cent of the Kises,
it's because the information has not
been provided b\' the addressee.
A substantial amount of the infor-
mation, including wedding announce-
ments used in Class Notes, is clipped
from state newspapers; however,
few addresses are obtained from this
source. So please keep the Alumni
Office informed. It saves for\varding
Q. There seems to be a lot of ques-
tioning of the value of a college
education nowadays. It was a privi-
lege in my time ... 30 years ago.
How do UNC-G students regard the
experience todav? —Alumna, class
A. The Spring 1977 Senior Survey,
conducted by the Office of Institu-
tional Research, provides a response
from one group, and the answer is a
loud affirmative. Ninety-eight per
cent of the graduating class re-
sponding (499 students) said "yes"
(74 per cent of these, or 379, said
"Definitely yes ") when asked if
college had been a "Very important
and beneficial experience," regardless
of any vocational benefit that might
have been derived. Only one per
cent (3) said "Definitely no" and two
per cent (7) said "Generally no," that
it had not been rewarding. The
response was affirmative also as to
how well they liked UNC-G. Over
70 per cent liked UNC-G and would
choose it again if they could start
If you know of a high school
student in your community
whom you would like to see
attend UNC-G, please send
their name, address and high
school to the Director of Ad-
missions, UNC-G, Greensboro,
27412. For several years alumni
have assisted in recruiting highly
qualified students, especially
outside of North Carolina. Now
the UNC-G Admissions Office is
seeking your help in recom-
mending top-ranked students,
both in and out-of-state, who are
good admissions prosj)ects for
the Greensboro campus.
LULA MARTIN McIVER, wife of the first president
of the institution that became UNC-G, gazes serenely
from her portrait in the North Wing of Alumni House.
Her head is tilted modestly, her demeanor is demure,
the ideal of Victorian womaiJiood.
The painting by William G. Randall is a gift to
the University from Nancy Mclver (Mrs. William D.)
Kemp of Charlotte. She received it following the
death of her father, Charles D. Mclver, Jr., the Mc-
Iver's only son.
Thirty-seven years have
passed since Mrs. Mclver's
death. Her funeral was held
on campus in the President's
House, a frame dwelling on the
corner of Spring Garden and
College Avenue, where she had
lived for over half a century.
Many alumnae returning for
commencement knew Mrs. Mc-
lver and visited in her home,
but none recalled the painting.
This is somewhat curious in
view of the high regard in
which Randall's paintings
were held at the turn of the
century. Dr. Mclver thought
enough of his talent to offer
the artist a studio on the
Greensboro campus where he
painted many of the state's
noble educators, including Mc-
lver himself. The donor of the
portrait, Nancy Kemp, cannot
recall ever seeing it in her grandmother's house either.
"I first remember it hanging on the dining room wall
of my parents" home in Charlotte," she says.
There are other curiosities about the portrait. Why
was it painted in Paris in 1895? Mrs. Mclver was
never in Paris although Randall had a studio there
from 1894-1895. Mclver's papers in UNC-G's Special
Collections contain letters from Randall, written from
Paris during this period, but none refer to a portrait
The discoloration on the canvas around the dinner
ring on her left hand brings up another question. Did
another ring appear in the original, a gold band per-
haps? A wedding ring was an anathema to Lula
Martin Mclver. She regarded it as a "badge of slavery"
and steadfastly refused to wear one. Did the artist,
ignorant of her tastes paint a wedding ring, then later
correct his egregious mistake?
There is a very good chance that Mrs. Mclver did
not find the passive lady in the portrait at all to her
liking because Lula Martin
Mclver was an activist. She
had studied law and medicine
and fought as valiantly as
her husband in the cause of
women's education. When he
traversed the state addressing
teachers' institutes and promot-
ing the idea of a girls' school,
she had gone along to scrub
tobacco stains from the court-
house chambers. When he ad-
dressed the legislature, she had
watched from the gallery, send-
ing frequent observations to
her husband on the floor. And
when he was named president
of State Normal and Industrial
School, she became its chate-
laine, buying glassware and
china, landscaping the deso-
lation of the campus and enter-
taining faculty and parents who
brought their daughters to the
young school in the central Piedmont.
Such a woman would not have taken kindly to the
demure image in the Randall portrait. And like a
woman today, who dislikes an unflattering likeness,
she may have stored it from \'iew, disregarded through
Lula Miirtin Mclver was undoubtedly a woman
ahead of her dme. It seems appropriate that the first
First Lady of the UNC-G campus was perhaps its
first feminist as well.